While this does not directly affect our area, the Richmond 300 initiative presented their Parking Study findings this past August 6th. The areas of study included The Fan, Manchester, Carytown, Downtown, Shockoe Bottom, Scott’s Addition and Brookland Park. The presentation was given by Mr. Andy Hill from Derman Design Management.
The scope of engagement included the assessment of existing conditions (Parking, Mobility and Zoning), Project Future Needs (new development, redevelopment and transit improvements), developing pro-active solutions to prepare a structured plan for supporting growth, commerce and neighborhood vitality.
So where is Church Hill, Union Hill, Chimborazo in all of this? We reached out to the Richmond 300 team on a parking study status of the Church Hill area. As we wait to hear back, we think about all of the development happening in our neighborhood. Some things to think about:
– The area dedicated to The Market at 25th and the Reynolds Culinary School includes 30+ apartments for rent and around 80 parking spots. The School is said to host a class of 700 students.
– The Citadel of Hope Redevelopment is looking great- check out this article on the Richmond BizSense, but what will be the impact of parking and the cobblestone roads?
In the meantime, please check out the slides for the Shockoe Bottom parking which has a potential effect on traffic for our neighborhood.
If you’d like to see the entire presentation- check it out by clicking this link.