First reported in Richmond Times Dispatch The North of Broad Downtown Neighborhood Redelopment is holding a series of conversations.
Share your ideas about redeveloping vacant land that was once a downtown Richmond neighborhood. The City government has asked for plans to create new housing and workspaces, shape community spaces, replace the outdated Coliseum, and re-open the Blues Armory. Share your ideas here. A Richmond-based group will use the community’s input to respond to the City’s request to help rebuild a downtown neighborhood.
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Mark your calendars: Saturday 1/13 *tomorrow* 9AM-5PM Cedar Baptist Church of God 2301 Cedar St
This is a formal request from the City and Mayor Stoney for proposals for this major downtown redevelopment project
“The goals of this RFP are bold,” said Mayor Stoney, but provide an opportunity to achieve a number of strategic objectives for the City. “To expand economic development and affordable housing opportunities; to generate revenue while achieving poverty mitigation through jobs and training; to provide historic preservation and community revitalization, to promote and support tourism, and to ensure sustainable development and investments in infrastructure.”
But Mayor Stoney made it clear that the City will not entertain any proposals that require the city to use its existing tax revenue or debt capacity to fund the project. The City will not incur any moral or general obligation bonds to fund any private component of a proposal, but is willing to consider proposals that incorporate tax increment financing or the creation of special service districts.