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Last Updated: 2020-11-04

The City of Richmond is currently undertaking initiatives to re-zone areas of the city to fit adopted plans.

Pulse Corridor Plan Rezonings

The Pulse Corridor Plan recommends rezoning all the land around the station areas to fit the future land use map, prioritizing the Cleveland, Science Museum, Allison, Arts District, Main Street Station, and Orleans.

Museum/Allison/VCU Station Areas

The next phase of implementation of the Pulse Corridor Plan is to rezone the areas surrounding the Science Museum, Allison Street and VCU&VUU Pulse BRT stations. Please refer to the City’s Legislative Portal to stay up-to-date on the Council review process (Ord. 2020-103, Ord. 2020-104, and Ord. 2020-105).

Public Forums/Open Houses:

  • Virtual Forum: On Thursday, September 3, 2020, PDR hosted a Virtual Forum.
  • Public Open Houses: On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, PDR hosted two public open houses to discuss the rezoning at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia (Barbara Thalhimer Theater)

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Mark Olinger, Director of Department of Planning and Development Review

Monroe Ward

On July 22nd, 2019 City Council passed a package of five ordinances which together will rezone Monroe Ward and provide the guidance new development needs to fulfill the vision of the walkable urban neighborhood envisioned in the Pulse Corridor Plan. A summary of this rezoning can be found here.

The five ordinances are:

  • 2019-171, which creates a Plan of Development Overlay District for the area based on the six form elements of the Pulse Corridor Plan
  • 2019-173, which rezones properties from M-1 and B-3 to TOD-1 and B-4
  • 2019-172, which adds Priority Street designations and amends Street-Oriented Commercial designations
  • 2019-169, which amends the RO-3 District
  • 2019-170, which amends the B-4 District

Scott’s Addition

On September 25th, 2017 City Council passed the ordinances to amend the zoning ordinance and the zoning map to rezone Scott’s Addition, or the Cleveland Station Area. Materials related to Ordinance 2017-150, which created the new TOD-1 zoning district can be found here. Materials related to Ordinance 2017-151, which remapped the zoning districts can be found here.

VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan Rezonings


On July 22nd, 2019 City Council passed the ordinance to amend the zoning map to rezone the first phase of implementing the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan: rezoning parcels along sections Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue, as well as Overbrook and Graham Roads in order to create the neighborhood center envisioned by the plan. A summary of the rezoning can be found here. Materials related to Ordinance 2019-174, which remapped those parcels can be found here.

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