The James River Association has been on top of the Richmond Riverfront Plan throughout its development, providing due diligence on the details and acting as a watchdog. Tonight City Council votes on the final adoption of the plan, and the group has some serious concerns about last minute changes that would alter a couple of key aspects.
According to a JRA email blast this morning: A last minute amendment proposed by land developers would delay the draft plan beyond the December 3 deadline and send the plan back to the beginning of the plan approval process. The delay would mean that current funding to begin implementation of the plan would be lost. Additionally, the amendment proposes to change the language in the plan on two key land parcels – Mayo Island and the UST site – from the carefully negotiated language included in the already approved Downtown Master Plan and remove reference to public parkland on these two parcels that are critical to the overall Riverfront Plan.
If you value the vision the Riverfront Plan lays out, make your voice heard at tonight’s City Council meeting:
Richmond Riverfront Plan Public Hearing Information: Monday, November 26, 6:00PM
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall
900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219
If you can’t make it to City Hall, see below for the contact information on your councilperson. Let them know that the James is an integral part of Richmond and that you support approval of the Riverfront Plan!