City of Richmond
The core of our region has many claims to fame: the only Downtown in our nation with Class IV rapids running through it, the third most tattooed U.S. city, historic monuments and architecture, and a firm place in our nation's complex history.
Since its inception, PSG has promoted the reversal of the previous decades' trend of abandoning our region's core. In past years, PSG has worked with other groups and citizens to collect over 1,000 signatures in support of the inclusive and sustainable Downtown Master Plan. PSG continues to collaborate for a greener, more vibrant, more connected urban environment, and has recently partnered with the City to explore the establishment of a Groundwork Trust to transform blight into green space in the most distressed communities.
The 2010 Census population was 204,214, up 3.2% from 2000. Click here for a map of 2010 results including growth rates.
Local Government Resources
- City Government
- City Council
- Planning Commission
- City of Richmond Master Plan
- Department of Economic and Community Development
- Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities
- Department of Sustainability
- Department of Public Works
- Urban Design Committee
- Richmond Connects: Strategic Multimodal Transportation Plan
- Downtown Master Plan
- Envision Richmond
Formed to support the adoption and implementation of the Downtown Master Plan, to connect the Richmond community, and to promote smarter growth.
- Enrichmond Foundation
A foundation serving Richmond's people, parks, and public places
- Better Housing Coaltion
A non-profit community development coorperation whose mission is to change live and transform communities through high quality, affordable housing.
- Venture Richmond
Venture Richmond engages business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.
- Storefront for Community Design
The Storefront works with homeowners, organizations and businesses to encourage quality community development and strengthen the legacy of our urban neighborhoods through education, advocacy and participation.