The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority
(RRHA) is engaged in an ambitious plan to transform two
of its downtown public housing communities into high
quality mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods. To support RRHA in this effort, Urban Partners was retained as the economic development consultant to the Authority's lead design firm, ICON Architecture.
The North Jackson Ward Gilpin development is the replacement of more than 1,000 units of public housing into a 2,000 unit mixed-income neighborhood with 500,000 SF of commercial space. The Dove Street development is the
replacement of three smaller public housing communities and an adjacent property into a 300-400 unit mixed-income neighborhood focused largely on the development of new
Our work included detailed analysis and recommended phasing of the development programs for each of the developments. RRHA has begun implementation on Dove Street and started detailed development programming from North Jackson Ward Gilpin development.