General Plan Campaign
The City of Richmond releases draft General Plan
The city of Richmond released a draft of the city's General Plan and REDI partners, community members and technical assistance partners have evaluated it. Our campaign work clearly impacted the draft, especially around green jobs, job training, and air quality monitoring. Still, there are many opportunities for our recommendations to be stronger and for some that are totally absent to find inclusion.
- April 7, 2011 Planning Commission Study Session on Draft General Plan Elements, 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11 and 12
- April 21, 2011 Planning Commission Study Session on Draft General Plan Elements 2,6, 8, 10 and 13 through 15
For more information email Del Price at del[at]urbanhabitat.com
- Click here to see the Richmond Draft General Plan
- Click here to see the Richmond General Plan Adoption Timeline
- Click here to see the review of the Draft Environmental Impact Report proposed General Plan Update by Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
- Click here to see REDI's General Plan recommendations
The City of Richmond in 2006 embarked upon a two year process to update their General Plan, a policy framework that expresses a city’s development goals, policies, and objectives for the next 10-15 years. It is designed to guide the day-to-day decisions of local elected officials, such as the city council, city staff, and local boards and committees such as the Planning Department.
The way a city is planned can greatly impact our lives. Planning influences what types of businesses and housing can be built in specific neighborhoods and how close industry can locate next to your homes. A General Plan can help decide where new parks and recreational facilities will be located and where buses and new roads will go.REDI sees the General Plan as an opportunity to incorporate policies that can lead to among other things a healthier community through affordable housing, reliable and safe public transportation, quality, living wage jobs, a cleaner environment and greater community ownership. REDI brings together a diverse collaboration of people who want to create and realize a common vision for an equitable Richmond.