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Richmond Program Promotes Black Homeownership

Economic Mobility and Black Homeownership Pilot identified barriers to homeownership and provides homebuyers with down payment assistance and counseling.

January 18, 2024 - Next City

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Opinion: Affordable Housing Key Component of Economic Strategy

As the Richmond area grows, having a greater availability of affordable housing could be crucial to maintaining a strong local workforce.

January 9, 2024 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Only One Quarter of Richmond Bus Stops Have Benches, Shade

A recent report highlights the lack of safe infrastructure at the Virginia capital’s bus stops.

August 7, 2023 - Virginia Public Media

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Richmond Poised to Make ADUs By-Right

A new ordinance would reduce costs and delays for building or converting accessory dwelling units in single-family neighborhoods.

July 18, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Richmond Repeals Parking Minimums, Encourages Off-Street Parking and Transit

The Virginia city is replete with underused off-street parking lots, which city councilors hope to make available for parking at more times while encouraging transit use.

June 6, 2023 - Next City

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In Spite of Affordability Crisis, Richmond Rejects Manufactured Housing Plan

After declaring a housing crisis, the Virginia capital’s city council voted against a proposed manufactured home warehouse that would distribute replacements for aging manufactured housing stock.

June 4, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Richmond Banks on Private Redevelopment for Aging Public Housing Complex

The city hopes to see a mixed-use,mixed-income project replace the aging, “physically obsolete” Gilpin Court complex.

May 23, 2023 - Next City

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Richmond Poised to Repeal Parking Minimums

The city’s planning commission recommended that the city council eliminate parking mandates that limit housing production and increase housing costs.

April 19, 2023 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Greater Richmond Announces Microtransit Program

The three-year program will expand transit to rural and suburban areas that currently lack access to the region’s fixed-route bus lines.

April 3, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Virginia Receives Nearly $3 Million Reconnecting Communities Grant

Two Virginia cities were awarded federal funding aimed at improving connections between neighborhoods cut apart by freeway construction.

February 24, 2023 - WRIC


How High Costs Derailed Richmond’s Speed Limit Change

After voting to lower speed limits citywide, Richmond found itself with a $5.2 million bill for new signage, prompting the city council to pull the ordinance.

January 8, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Richmond Transit to Add Bus Stop Benches, Shelters

The region’s transit agency plans to install new benches and shelters at as many as 75 percent of bus stops systemwide.

October 19, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington


How Banks Perpetuate Overbuilt Parking

Even as cities and states are reducing or eliminating parking requirements, lenders often require parking to release loans to developers.

October 13, 2022 - Axios


Richmond Weighing How to End Parking Requirements

A series of town hall meetings will allow the public a chance to give feedback about zoning changes in Richmond, Virginia that would include the end of parking requirements.

August 17, 2022 - WTVR

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The Benefits of Bright Red Bus-Only Lanes, Explained

Richmond, Virginia is adding red paint to 2.5 miles of bus-only lanes. An article in the local newspaper explains why the change is more than an aesthetic consideration.

June 30, 2022 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Depave Paradise: Reclaiming Parking Lots for Park Space

The promoters of a new park hope to provide a model for how replacing surface parking lots with green space can mitigate urban heat and boost urban biodiversity.

June 7, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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Mapping Richmond’s Displaced Communities

A new project catalogs the city’s history of displacement and its impact on communities of color.

June 6, 2022 - VCU News


Opinion: To Increase Equity, Make Buses Free

With buses as a dominant transport mode for low-income households and "essential workers," free fares would increase access to economic opportunities and free up limited income for cash-strapped commuters.

October 12, 2021 - NextCity


Parking Minimums on the Chopping Block in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia has decided to study the idea of removing parking minimums to lower the cost of housing and make more efficient use of land in the city.

June 2, 2021 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Richmond Seeks to Expand Bus Rapid Transit

After seeing impressive ridership growth, Richmond's transit agency wants to expand bus rapid transit to more destinations in the region.

December 31, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

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