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Richmond, VA  23219
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Area-Wide Rezonings

The City of Richmond is currently undertaking initiatives to rezone areas of the City to fit adopted plans.

City Center

On March 7, 2022, Richmond City Planning Commission passed Resolution 2022-023 to declare an intent to amend the official zoning map for the purpose of rezoning certain properties in the area generally north of East Broad Street, south and west of Interstate 64/95, and east of North Third Street in accordance with the Richmond 300 Master Plan.  The current zoning of City Center (see map below) is primarily CM, RP, RO-3, and B-4 and does not align with the vision described in the recently adopted City Center Innovation District Small Area Plan via the vision statement, illustrations, site plans, and future land use designations for City Center.

Current Zoning

zoning

Proposed Zoning

Proposed Zoning

Uses Table

A presentation was made to the City Planning Commission on the proposed rezoning on Monday, March 7th. Please visit the City's Legistar website to listen to a recording of the presentation.  An update to the City Center rezoning was provided to the City Planning Commission on Monday, April 18th that can be viewed here.  An additional presentation with revised recommendations was provided to the City Planning Commission on Monday, May 16th (viewed here).

Public Meetings

PDR invites you to attend two public, virtual meetings to give your feedback on the ideas for the rezoning: 

Meeting #1: Wednesday, April 13th at 6:00pm (Microsoft Teams)
In this meeting, staff will give a presentation about the vision for the City Center Innovation District and the potential ideas for rezoning. There will be a Q&A portion, and you will be able to give your feedback to staff.

Download April 13th Presentation PDF (6 MB)

Recording of April 13th Public Meeting

Phone Access: Call 804-316-9457 and when prompted, enter code 623 016 734# 

Video Access: Click here

Meeting #2: Wednesday, May 11th at 6:00pm (Microsoft Teams)
This meeting will present the feedback that staff received and the final rezoning plan for the Study Area.

Phone Access: Call 804-316-9457 and when prompted, enter code 604 474 043#  

Video Access: Click here

Download May 11th Presentation PDF (4 MB)

Recording of May 11th Public Meeting

Please contact Brian Mercer at Brian.Mercer@rva.gov or (804) 646-6704 with any questions or comments on this proposal.

Elimination of Minimum Parking Requirements

On May 24, 2021, Richmond City Council passed Resolution 2021-R027 to declare a public necessity to amend the City's Zoning Ordinance in order to eliminate parking space minimums.

The Department of Planning & Development is working to study the impacts of such an amendment, which would still allow for parking to be provided, but not necessarily required for new projects or uses. More information will be posted here.

Accessory Dwelling Units

On April 5, 2021, the Richmond City Planning Commission passed a Resolution of Intent to amend the Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of permitting accessory dwelling units in additional zoning districts in the city of Richmond.

More information will be posted here as that effort advances.