What’s the issue?
The City has initiated rezoning of Monroe Ward in an effort to facilitate the revitalization of Monroe Ward. We at Historic Richmond support the revitalization of Monroe Ward through a combination of infill on vacant lots and the preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of Monroe Ward’s significant existing historic structures.
BUT – We do not believe that the latest proposals ensure adequate protections for the existing historic architectural fabric in Monroe Ward. We have sent the attached letter to City Planners to reflect our comments and concerns. We also have prepared the attached powerpoint to summarize and illustrate our comments and recommendations. For further information on the City’s proposals, please see this summary of the proposal, prepared and presented by the City in October.
How you can help:
If you share our concerns for Monroe Ward’s historic buildings, we ask that you either attend one of the City’s “open house” meetings about the rezoning – or better yet – write or call City Planners to express your concerns.
photo credit: Jeff Satterthwaite