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City of Richmond


The draft Richmond Rising Community
Action Plan is now available!



As we work together to shape the future of the City, we will develop a working framework for local land use policy making. What do we mean by “a working framework for local land use policy making?”


The working framework is essentially a guide that elected and appointed officials can reference when a new development, or redevelopment, is proposed by a property owner or developer.



  • Enhance the inherent qualities of Richmond, Indiana

  • Identify and then share the values and needs of the whole community

  • Establish a clear vision and prepare for future growth and development

  • Create a document with strategies to help manage and facilitate desirable outcomes, as expressed by the larger community


This project website is intended to be your one-stop-shop to learn about the comprehensive planning process and to discover ways you can get involved. 

Take a few moments to offer your feedback right now! And come back often, as there is much that we have yet to discover.  

Thank you for your interest in this project and in the future of Richmond!



Status Update

NOVEMBER 2019 The last couple of months have been very busy for the project team. The month of September included an online survey with over 200 responses, and the project team facilitated a public event at the Twilight Farmers Market on September 17. The steering committee met for their final meeting at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room to review the organization and key components of the draft plan. Additionally, the project team held small group work sessions with the council and plan commission members to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns they had related to the planning process and draft plan. The Richmond Rising: Community Action Plan will enter into the adoption process starting on November 18. 

AUGUST 2019 The steering committee has now met five times over the last several months. Each meeting includes a presentation and small group activities to get members involved. If you are interested in learning more about the meetings, visit the Updates page. Additionally, the project team met with the sub-area stakeholders for the purpose of discussing potential land uses and funding sources for the undeveloped land of US 27.  The next public event will be held at the International Food Festival on August 31.  We hope to see you there!

APRIL 2019 This month has been filled with brainstorming and public engagement opportunities! The project team met with the Steering Committee to discuss the community vision, assets, opportunities, and challenges. Additionally, the project team held 6 different stakeholder meetings over the course of one day. The first public open house took place on April 10, 2019 at Reid Hospital with an attendance of over 60 people! Summaries will be uploaded to the updates page within the next few weeks. If you missed the public event, please complete the survey before May 8.

JANUARY 2019 Members of the project team, specifically the consultants and the steering committee, have spent the last month reviewing the wealth of information provided by the City of Richmond. We are off to a great start as there is so much great work that has already begun to move the community forward.  In addition to the existing comprehensive plan, we have also spent time educating ourselves with a number of more recent documents that will be valuable to jumpstarting this process, such as the 2006 Comprehensive Plan, 2015 Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, and the 2009-2013 Parks and Recreation Master Plan, to name a few.  We’ve also begun to collect and analyze data and will be building a draft community profile that you will be able to view on the Interim Deliverables page. On the Steering Committee Meetings page, you will also find an agenda and summary from our kick-off meeting with the project Steering Committee. The Steering Committee and consultant team are currently working together to organize a series of Stakeholder Focus Group meetings for later in March. While we gear up for our first public meeting, take a moment to get to know our Project Ambassadors and invite them to attend an upcoming community meeting near you.

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