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Reconnect Jackson Ward Feasibility Study

Identifying solutions for improving access between north and south Jackson Ward.

COMMUNITY EVENT #3
June 29, 2022 • 6 – 8 PM

The Hippodrome Theater
528 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA

SEE RECOMMENDED FRAMEWORK TO RECONNECT JACKSON WARD!

The Reconnect Jackson Ward Feasibility Study team will unveil a recommended framework to help “reconnect” Jackson Ward and surrounding neighborhoods, while meeting the ideals of inclusion, unification, access to everyone and keeping Black history alive.

This is based on feedback from hundreds of community members who have shared what they most want in a connection over Interstate 95/64, which has divided Jackson Ward since the 1950s.

Community members are encouraged to attend, learn about the project, share feedback, and hear about next steps in making this “reconnection” a reality.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Virginia Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the City of Richmond, is undertaking a feasibility study to develop options to reconnect Jackson Ward, a historic African American neighborhood that has been physically and economically separated by Interstates 95 and 64 since the 1950s.

Born out of the Richmond 300 Master Plan’s vision for new infrastructure to reconnect Jackson Ward, the Reconnect Jackson Ward Feasibility Study seeks to engage the community to evaluate and develop viable options for new transportation connections and public spaces in this area.

Two-Phased approach

Phase One: Community Visioning to provide the study team with input, ideas and feedback on the future of Jackson Ward.

Phase Two: Final report of community-driven recommendations, preliminary plans, cost estimates and environmental considerations, as well as identifying grant opportunities and funding sources.

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PROJECT LOCATION

The project location generally extends from the Belvidere Street Bridge over I-95 to east of the North 1st Street Bridge over I-95. This encompasses portions of Jackson Ward, Gilpin Court, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Project Study Area

2022 STUDY SCHEDULE

The feasibility study process will be guided by the study team, a community steering committee, and a technical working group. The process will include briefings to agencies and elected officials, and it will incorporate multiple additional opportunities for community engagement and public input.

Study Schedule
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Reconnect Jackson Ward
Office of Intermodal Planning and INvestment
City of Richmond
VDOT