25th & Nine Mile Road

Church Hill: 25th & Nine Mile Road

Richmond: Virginia's Vibrant Capital

The Church Hill neighborhood embodies the historic nature of Richmond. Included in its boundaries are most of the original 32 blocks of the town laid out by Captain William Mayo in 1737. Revitalization efforts to transform this historic neighborhood have been underway for the last decade. Recent initiatives include:

East End Vision Charrette/ East End Transformation Plan

After the East End Vision Charrette in June 2010, Duany Plater-Zyberk, an internationally renowned urban design firm, prepared a comprehensive plan for the 25th Street/Nine Mile Road corridor with the input from over 1,000 community stakeholders. Learn more.

Beckstoffer’s Mill Project

The City of Richmond has committed $750,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership funds to Better Housing Coalition’s Beckstoffer’s development in the 1200 block of North 28th Street. The historic mill site will be converted into mixed-use housing, including loft-style condos, single-family homes, and housing for seniors. Learn more.

Church Hill North Model Housing Block

The City of Richmond is partnering with Better Housing Coalition, Lifetime Homes, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation to build 33 new homes on the 1300 block of North 26th and 27th streets. The master site plan design is underway and construction should begin in spring 2012. Learn more.

Nine Mile Road Redevelopment and Conservation Plan

The City of Richmond, in partnership with the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, has prepared a draft Redevelopment and Conservation Plan for Nine Mile Road, designed to continue property acquisition and redevelopment activities in the 25th Street/Nine Mile Road corridor. Final action on the plan by City Council is anticipated in spring 2012. Learn more.

Storefront for Community Design

The Storefront for Community Design is Richmond’s non-profit design and building resource. It offers practical assistance in architecture, planning, and design and serves as an educational resource for the city. Learn more.

Fountain Square at 25th Street, Nine Mile Road, and Fairmount Avenue

The City of Richmond has secured federal safety funds to design and construct a roundabout at 25th Street, Nine Mile Road, and Fairmount Avenue to ease traffic congestion through this busy intersection. Learn more.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School – Building a Better Richmond

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School (MLKMS) project includes the design and construction of a new 800-pupil facility on the existing site in the city’s East End. Ground breaking began in October 2011 and completion of construction is scheduled for June 2013. Learn more.

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