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What is a comprehensive plan,
and why should it matter to me?
At its core, a comprehensive plan is a vision for the future at a community scale. Comprehensive plans are created by and for the community to record shared goals and desires for themselves and their fellow community members.
A comprehensive plan examines what a community is, where it came from, and crafts a coordinated road map for the future. This road map guides the growth and development of the community for the next 10 to 20 years, and is revisited to ensure its relevance.
What does the planning process look like?
The planning process will take approximately eight months and consist of six primary phases: from Discover, where a baseline understanding of Richmond is developed, to Engage where the community shares their voice, to Plan and Refine when the actual road map for the future of topics like development, connectivity, and housing are recorded, to Implement and Sustain when the new Comprehensive Plan is put to work.
April 2021 - May 2021
April 2021 - November 2021
June 2021 - August 2021
August 2021 - September 2021
October 2021 - November 2021
November 2021 and on
What are the project's goals?
Understand Richmond's current state
Build consensus around the vision for Richmond's future
Define Richmond's biggest assets and challenges
Determine future land uses, economic development strategies, and transportation improvements
Provide opportunities for public engagement
Prioritize policies, actions, and resources to achieve the Plan's vision
Get involved in the process... here's how.
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As the planning process continues, project work, including relevant graphics, mapping, and documents, will be available for download and review below. Check back often!
NEW! DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The draft Comprehensive Plan is available for review by clicking the button below. This draft includes all plan recommendations, but does not include implementation strategies. This draft was available for public review and comment via this website from October 6-17, 2021. The draft is now under further review by city staff members and leadership.
INITIAL IDEAS FROM PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Initial ideas were displayed at the public open house on June 30, 2021. These initial ideas are based on the housing survey, an independent economic and market analysis, conversations with city staff members and the Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee, and insight from members of the public. These ideas are in no way final. These ideas will be refined based on feedback received at the public open house.
The public was asked to respond to a survey about housing as one of the first steps to set priorities for the future of development and land use in Richmond. The survey was available from April 29 to June 13, 2021. Click below to review a summary of the survey results, or see the full results.