Consultant James A. Crupi today presented “Putting The Future Together”, a report on the current state of Richmond and a look forward, at a public meeting at VCU’s Siegel Center. The RTD has an overview, and you can check out the report in its entirety (2.2MB PDF).
From the report:
National trends center on the “Europeanization” of urban living. Richmond needs to ride the wave and get a young dynamic person to lead the effort to “chase” this generational group. Places like Carytown, the Fan, Church Hill, Shockoe Slip, Shockoe Bottom, Maymont, Byrd Park, and Jackson Ward are places that give credence to that lifestyle. Richmond’s neighborhoods, the river, and its architecture are its greatest strengths. They need to be protected and nourished.