Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1 (Embark Richmond Highway)

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Embark Richmond Highway Map

DRAFT Comprehensive Plan text (posted November 8, 2017)

What is Embark?

Embark Richmond Highway is an initiative focused on creating a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where residents, workers, and visitors can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go. This effort responds to recommendations from the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, conducted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and intends to assess and refine the recommendations from the study by providing more detailed guidance in the Comprehensive Plan for the implementation of transit in the corridor. Embark Richmond Highway also includes coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and federal agencies to conduct Environmental Assessments (EAs). Details about the EAs can be found on the About the Study page.

The components of the Embark Richmond Highway project include:

  • COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT: The Comprehensive Plan Amendment process is considering:
    • Planning goals and objectives for the corridor.
    • Land use density and mix for the areas in the vicinity of the proposed BRT stations between Huntington and Fort Belvoir.
    • Corridor-wide transportation systems, urban design, public facilities

Planning Commission public hearing: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30 P.M.
Board of Supervisors public hearing: March 20, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.

  • ROAD WIDENING: Richmond Highway is planned to be widened from four to six lanes
    • The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the design phase of the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project, which will widen Richmond Highway from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road.
  • BRT SYSTEM: The goal of the BRT system is to increase transit ridership along the Richmond Highway Corridor and ultimately lead to the future Metrorail extension to Hybla Valley

For more information, please see the updated Fact Sheet (in English and Spanish)

Upcoming Events (For more information, visit the meetings page):

Recent Events:

Click on the videos below to learm more about this effort.


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