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File #: ORD. 2016-002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 1/11/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/8/2016 Final action: 2/8/2016
Title: To adopt an amendment to the Master Plan for the City of Richmond, adopted by the City Planning Commission on Nov. 6, 2000, and by the City Council by Ord. No. 2000-371-2001-11, adopted Jan. 8, 2001, as previously amended, to incorporate the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan, applicable to an area including Virginia Union University and the Chamberlayne Industrial Center, on the north side of the city, as a part of the Master Plan.
Patrons: Mayor Jones (By Request)
Indexes: Master Plan
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2016-002, 2. CPC Motion of Intent
Related files: a2015 - 1503
Title
To adopt an amendment to the Master Plan for the City of Richmond, adopted by the City Planning Commission on Nov. 6, 2000, and by the City Council by Ord. No. 2000-371-2001-11, adopted Jan. 8, 2001, as previously amended, to incorporate the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan, applicable to an area including Virginia Union University and the Chamberlayne Industrial Center, on the north side of the city, as a part of the Master Plan.
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Background: This plan began in late 2014 in order to look at a number of residential neighborhoods, institutional anchors, industrial areas, and commercial corridors that had not previously been closely studied as part of a city area planning process.

The Chamberlayne/VUU Plan looks at a number of sub-areas, some with very distinct land uses. The land use recommendations for the sub-areas within the plan are as follows:

A new mixed use area in the lower Chamberlayne area will provide new housing options and a mix of retail and office uses. New development and redevelopment within these mixed use areas should be a range of residential and commercial uses, be a mix of pedestrian and vehicular scales, be betwee 2 to 5 stories in height, should have setbacks that establish a relationship with the sidewalk, and have parking located at the rear of the building with opportunities for shared parking with adjacent development.

A second mixed use district in the Upper Chamberlayne area will likely have a more residential character. New development and redevelopment within these mixed use areas should be a range of residential and commercial uses, be a mix of pedestrian and vehicular scales, be between 2 and 4 stories in height, should have setbacks that establish a relationship with the sidewalk, and have parking located at the rear of the building with opportunities for shared parking with adjacent development.

The new neighborhood gateway area on the Lombardy corridor will have primary uses including office, personal serv...

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