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Building a Foundation for Housing Affordability: Key Takeaways from PlanRVA Day 2024 

PlanRVA Day: Housing Panel Discussion Building a Foundation for Housing Affordability: Key Takeaways from PlanRVA Day 2024 Panelists and stakeholders shared insights and expertise during the “Housing for All” session at PlanRVA Day, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in addressing this critical issue.   The discussion centered around the need for a comprehensive approach to affordable…

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PlanRVA Day: Leveraging data to disrupt poverty

PlanRVA Day 2024 Data Panel discussion

PlanRVA Day 2024 Data Panel discussion. PlanRVA Day: Leveraging data to disrupt poverty  Nonprofit data experts joined forces for a discussion on opportunities to support economic and social mobility during PlanRVA Day on June 13.   Earlier this year, the Richmond region was selected as one of 26 localities across the United States to join the…

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PlanRVA Day 2024: Public engagement through the local media 

PlanRVA Day 2024 Media Panel discussion.

PlanRVA Day 2024 Media Panel discussion. Our team recently organized the second annual PlanRVA Day on June 13 – an action-packed afternoon of learning, networking and collaborating. We’re sharing recaps of the discussions over the coming days.  Four local journalists shared insights into how they report on the news, the future of journalism, and best…

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Cool Lane Commons: A Collaborative Community Win 

Regional members gather for the ribbon cutting of Cool Lane Commons

Regional Members gather for the ribbon cutting at Cool Lane Commons Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) has completed the ambitious Cool Lane Commons project, which converted the former Seven Hills Health Care Center into supportive housing for people earning less than 50% of the average median income and experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness. Attended by dozens…

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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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