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Funding for Affordable Housing: Oak Grove Townhomes 

Sketch of the design for the Oak Grove Townhomes We’re excited to announce that Governor Younkin has recommended the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust Oak Grove Townhomes project for funding from the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC). This project will build affordable housing on the south side of Richmond. SCRC will finalize approval of these…

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PlanRVA completes first phase of EPA’s Climate Reduction Grants Program 

Sunset in a field of flowers

Sunset in a field of flowers PlanRVA completed the Priority Climate Action Plan, (PCAP), on March 1st, 2024, as part of the first phase of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program.  The CPRG program provides funding to states, local governments, Tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing…

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Welcome to Our New Members!  

Richmond Regional Map

Richmond Regional Map We are excited to welcome new members to the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (PlanRVA), the Central Virginia Transportation Authority and the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization Policy Board! Please see the CVTA and RRTPO sections below for information about new members to those organizations!  New Commissioners:  Chris Bast, Henrico County Citizen…

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PlanRVA’s data team calculates region’s key metrics 

PlanRVA is making a comprehensive commitment to acquiring and analyzing data – to create a foundational, empirical understanding of what drives many of the region’s most-pressing issues. Those underlying metrics often hold the key to gleaning greater insight into both the causes of and solutions for our region’s challenges.   Toward that end, PlanRVA’s data…

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Join us: The 2024 Transportation Forum is March 15, 2024.

Transportation Forum is on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 7:45am-10am. It will take place at Main Street Station at 1500 E. Main St

Transportation Forum is on Friday, March 15, 2024 from 7:45am-10am. It will take place at Main Street Station at 1500 E. Main St   Transportation impacts everyone, and we should all be part of the regional planning conversation.  The 2024 Transportation Forum on the morning of Friday, March 15, 2024, focuses on how the community…

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Shape the future of our region’s transportation by participating in public comment

Since the creation of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority (CVTA), the organization has continued to provide vision and analysis related to the region’s far-reaching transportation needs but, importantly, serves as a means for attracting and raising the necessary funding that makes ambitious transportation projects a reality. Member localities have engaged in a competitive application process…

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PlanRVA Achieves National Designation for Solar Efforts 

PlanRVA recently received Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for implementing best practices in solar.   As a SolSmart Bronze designee, PlanRVA adopted nationally recognized best practices to advance solar market growth. The organization worked with SolSmart’s no-cost technical assistance team to increase local knowledge of solar energy that will benefit the region.  “The Bronze…

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Regional Projects Receive National Awards 

PlanRVA was recognized at the 2023 Aliceann Wohlbruck National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Impact Awards during NADO’s Annual Training Conference earlier this month. Projects that received a 2023 award include:  Preparedness Partnership Project with the Richmond Flying Squirrels   PlanRVA Flood Aware: A Flood Risk Awareness Campaign in the Richmond Region  Pathways to the Future …

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