More than a neighborhood.
Set within 10 blocks bounded by North 5th and North 10th streets, and between East Leigh and East Marshall Streets, North of Broad represents a path forward for all of Richmond — creating new tax revenue, new places to live, new jobs, and new economic opportunities. It’s about building a neighborhood to generate revenue that the city can direct to core needs: public schools, public safety like fire and police, roads and sidewalks, and opportunities for every citizen.
places to live
The neighborhood would bring 2,800 new housing units where none exist today. The proposal includes one of Richmond’s largest affordable housing commitments ever to ensure this historic neighborhood remains culturally rich and intentionally diverse.
The downtown Armory's first floor will be fully restored into a 20,000-square-foot food market (its original, 19th Century purpose) to support a growing urban residential population, with entertainment and event spaces on the second and third floors. The adjacent Sixth Street Marketplace remnants will be demolished, opening the street back up to pedestrians and commerce.
A 527-room conference and tourism hotel, designed to create hundreds of jobs and attract larger events at the Greater Richmond Convention Center—bringing more money to Richmond.
a new arena
Major touring acts and sporting events will overlook “RVA” no more. In the footprint of the outdated and largely dormant Richmond Coliseum (which costs taxpayers approximately $1 million a year), we will create a best-in-class, 17,500-seat arena to serve the broad regional demand for sports, entertainment, and convention programming.
new office spaces
Live, play...and work. Small businesses and larger ones will be able to put down roots downtown, as new office space comes online.
New restaurants and retail
Ever try to dine or shop in the existing neighborhood? Good luck. But the new neighborhood will have thousands of square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space.
Reconnecting and reopening streets, designing them for pedestrians, bikes, and buses. Bringing Leigh Street back to street-level. Making the neighborhood walkable again.
clean and green
All buildings and grounds will be constructed with the Earth in mind, providing sustainable green space and structures powered in part by renewable energy.