The Richmond Land Bank invites the public to learn about and participate in the North Jackson Ward Vision Plan: Building on the Past to Create a Vision for the Future. This brief engagement process funded by the Richmond Land Bank and Historic Richmond aims to create a vision plan with a set of community values and visuals that will guide the future development for 20 properties in North Jackson Ward.

Project Background & Details

Study area (RLB Properties shown in blue)

The Richmond Land Bank recently acquired 20 properties in North Jackson Ward, between 2nd and 4th Streets, south of Shockoe Cemetery. Most of these properties are vacant; Historic Richmond, a nonprofit with the mission to preserve the distinct character of Richmond’s history, is partnering with the Richmond Land Bank to explore more deeply the possibilities for development.      


Through this exploration, we will develop a community vision and values, including options for future uses. It is our hope through this process to honor the location’s rich past and create a practical vision for the future.


We will be engaging partners and nearby residents in a conversation to create a broad vision and values document, supported by visuals that will help guide future development of the 20 RLB properties. We will endeavor to answer the questions: what is a solid vision for the future (near-term and longer term)? What principals and potential uses should be considered in future development?

Click below to read Historic Richmond's full draft narrative for the project.


Richmond Land Bank, with Ebony Walden Consulting, an urban strategy firm and Form Coalition, a urban design firm, led a short community engagement effort during the summer of 2020.

Discovery Phase
Vision & Values
Ideas & Visions

One-on-one conversations with community leaders and stakeholders

Online surveys, small group meetings (virtual, telephone and in person)

Pop-up meetings in the community at events and/or small group meetings 

How to Get Involved


  • Co-Host/Organize a small group meeting of your friends or connections. This can be in person, virtual or telephone.

  • Let us know of upcoming community events to attend this summer.


  • Download and share the 1-page summary

  • Share this webpage with your networks

  • Share the Survey in your networks (residents and businesses in Jackson Ward)

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