Voice your opinion on the future Coliseum development

Voice your opinion on the future Coliseum development

Around 20 acres of downtown land would be impacted by this development. What would you like to see there?

As you may have heard, Mayor Stoney has issued a request for groups to step and redevelop the Coliseum and surrounding area. The plan would impact 20 acres surrounded by Fifth, 10th, Marshall, and Leigh Streets. The proposals are due by February 9th.

The North of Broad/Downtown Neighborhood Redevelopment Project will include a number of economic development components aimed at revitalizing underutilized city assets and improving the quality of life for Richmond residents in the areas of employment, housing, and transportation.

Components to be addressed by potential respondents include:

  • Replacement of the Richmond Coliseum
  • Mixed income and affordable housing
  • Local job creation and local hiring with Minority Business Enterprise and ESB participation goals
  • Replacement of the GRTC transfer station
  • A Convention Center hotel
  • Historic preservation and adaptive reuse of the Blues Armory

In order to get a feel for what the public might want to see, they have an online survey which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

In addition to the survey, there will also be several public meetings. The first meeting is on January 13th at the Cedar Street Baptist Church.

East: 1/13/2017 (9:00 am -5:00 pm) Cedar Street Baptist Church, 700 Block of North 23rd Street, Richmond, VA 23223
North: 1/13/2017 (9:00 am -5:00 pm) 6PIC, 3001 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA, 23222
Central: 1/20/2017 (9:00 am -5:00 pm) Black History Museum, 122 East Leigh Street, Richmond VA 23219
West: TBD
Southeast: TBD
Southwest: 1/20/2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond VA 23225

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