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Commonwealth engages in multifaceted master plan process for Capitol Square

As the General Assembly prepares to convene for its 2024 session in its brand new building in Richmond next week, the state government is taking a closer look at the overall layout and development potential of Capitol Square, according to BizSense.

RVAHub Staff

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From Richmond BizSense:

As the General Assembly prepares to convene for its 2024 session in its brand new building in Richmond next week, the state government is taking a closer look at the overall layout and development potential of Capitol Square.

The Virginia Department of General Services has enlisted Dallas, Texas-based infrastructure consulting firm AECOM to create a new master plan for the 46-acre Capitol District downtown. The area spans dozens of state-owned buildings including the new General Assembly Building, the Virginia State Capitol, the Executive Mansion and the James Monroe tower.

DGS issued a request for proposals for the project last summer and awarded a $509,000 contract to AECOM, the same firm that helped guide both the city’s Richmond 300 master plan, which was finalized in 2020, as well as the more recently adopted Shockoe Small Area Plan, which flanks the Capitol District to the east.

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