Richmond Region Roundup

a smart growth update
Tuesdsay, December 11, 2018
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
6:00PM: Doors open & networking
6:30-8:00PM: Panel presentation
cash bar available

On December 11th, the Partnership for Smarter Growth will be hosting a rapid-paced series of updates on hot topics in four area jurisdictions – Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover. Learn the latest on Richmond’s citywide master plan and city transportation issues, affordable housing, revitalization in Chesterfield, the debate over Hanover’s future, and the Henrico’s Route 5 corridor study and vision.

The event will begin at 6:00 pm with registration, networking, food and drink (cash bar).  The program will begin at 6:30 pm with the speakers each providing speedy 10-minute updates. Q/A at 7:35 and program ending at 8:00 PM. 


  • Introduction and PSG vision – Stewart Schwartz, Policy Chair, Partnership for Smarter Growth 

  • Richmond 300 Master Plan – Burt Pinnock, Vice-Chair of Richmond 300 Advisory Council and Principal at Baskervill

  • Transportation Transformations – Mike Sawyer, City of Richmond Transportation Engineer

  • Affordable Housing Challenges and Opportunities – Greta Harris, President and CEO of Better Housing Coalition

  • Chesterfield Revitalization – The Route 1 Corridor Plan – Steve Haasch, Planning Manager, Chesterfield Planning Department

  • Henrico’s Route 5 Corridor Vision and Plan – Nicole Anderson Ellis, Chair of the Route 5 Corridor Coalition

  • Hanover's Future -- Patti Bland, Chair, Coalition for Hanover's Future

The event will begin at 6:00PM with registration and networking. There will be a cash bar. The Program with the speakers will begin at 6:30 PM and end at 8:00 PM.

Directions, Transit, and Parking: Due to construction, parking is limited on site, but available right across the street in the front parking lot of the VHDA (Virginia Housing Development Authority (directions to Virginia War Memorial).

The Virginia War Memorial is served by GRTC routes 3A and 3B prior to the meeting (every 15 minutes!), and 3C after the meeting (every 30 minutes, with convenient times after we wrap up). It’s a 24-minute walk from the Pulse VCU/VUU station or you can transfer to the 3’s from the Pulse. See GRTC schedules and routes here.

By bike, see the RVA Bikeways Map here.

Please RSVP using the form below if you plan to attend so we can ensure enough food and drink for everyone!

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