MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Richmond Rising: Community Action Plan, serves as the City’s comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a guidance document for future growth and development over the next 10 to 20 years. It serves as a roadmap for effective decision-making in both private development projects and community initiatives for the public good. The key components of a comprehensive plan include a snapshot of current conditions, a vision for the future, and recommendations of how to achieve the vision and goals outlined within the document.
The Plan was developed for the community, and citizen engagement played a huge part in the plan’s development and review. Over the course of 12 months, the Richmond Rising movement was used to garner the input, ideas, concerns, and suggestions of hundreds of Richmond residents, business owners, and stakeholders. The input and engagement sessions outlined as a part of the process ensured that the plan reflected the needs and aspirations of Richmond’s diverse population. The planning process was broken up into three primary phases of work.
Idea and Strategy
Community Driven Implementation
The purpose of the comprehensive plan is not only to help guide future growth but the City can also use this plan as a tool to help engineer change by encouraging favorable development, while allowing for the natural evolution of a growing community. In the eff ort to control the quality, quantity, and location of growth, a comprehensive plan provides the justification for community decision makers to support or deny future projects or initiatives.