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Current: First Freedom Center

A major new development is headed for Richmond in the form of the First Freedom Center and Hotel. The building, which was approved by city council on Monday (the 23rd), will be built on the corner of 14th and Cary Street in Shockoe Slip. This site is now used as surface parking but it was …

Current: Hargreaves Plan for River Development

In mid 2011, the Cambridge office of the internationally renowned firm Hargreaves Associates was awarded a $490,000 commission from the city for a (re)development of Richmond’s Riverfront. The firm has already undertaken successful riverfront plans for cities including San Francisco, Louisville, Houston and others. This month, the final draft of the Riverfront Plan was unveiled. …

Current: Steven Holl unveils the design of the VCU Institute of Contemporary Art

Steven Holl, world famous architect and winner of the 2011 AIA Gold Medal, unveiled his plan for the new VCU Institute of Contemporary Arts today. The 32 million dollar project is a landmark achievement for Virginia Commonwealth University’s highly rated School of the Arts. The building will sit at the south west corner of Broad …

Current: Mayor Jones’ Green Plan Supports Trolleys

On Sunday, Mayor Dwight Jones introduced RVAgreen, Richmond’s plan for sustainable urban development in the years ahead. Fifty-five suggestions are included in the proposal including everything from bike sharing to a city beautification program. The most captivating and dramatic proposal in the plan is the resurrection of Richmond’s trolley system. Richmond was the first city …