The City of Richmond is actively revitalizing the James River riverfront guided by the City’s 2010 Riverfront Plan. In addition, the City is planning to build the Gillies Creek Greenway which will connect Richmond’s East End along the creek to the parks along Richmond’s redevelopment riverfront. With these significant investments and anticipated new development, the City’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recognizes the need for a concept plan to incorporate stormwater management strategies into new and improved public spaces that connect residents with urban waterways.
Through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Skeo Solutions led an effort to convene city departments, community organizations, local partners and residents surrounding Gillies Creek to identify goals and prioritize projects in the Gillies Creek watershed (shown in light blue on the map) that can improve water quality while meeting community needs for safe streets and connections to local assets and amenities. This report outlines the results of this planning process which include a concept plan for integrating green stormwater infrastructure into the City’s Gillies Creek Greenway and other public and private improvements.
Download the report here!