City of Richmond Master Plan
On July 18, 2017, the Department of Planning and Development Review launched the update to the City-wide Master Plan, named Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth. For information about this City-wide planning effort, go to:
The Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth Master Plan was adopted by City Planning Commission on October 5, 2020. City Council is currently reviewing Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth. Please refer to the City’s Legislative Portal to stay up-to-date on the Council review process (Ord. No. 2020-236).
The Final Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth Master Plan, Executive Summary, and Supporting Reports can be downloaded as a high-resolution or low-resolution PDFs.
• Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth Executive Summary (16-page Executive Summary)
• Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth Master Plan (256-page Master Plan)
• Supporting Reports Includes the Insights Report, CURA Analysis Reports (demographics, land use, market analysis, projections, and urban design), and the Draft Parking Study Report - Supporting Reports PDF (47 MB)
• Interactive Future Land Use Map Explore the Future Land Use Map in the link below. The descriptions of all the categories are in the Richmond 300 plan starting on page 52. https://arcg.is/WfHWK
The Master Plan sets the general framework for the future character of development throughout the city.
The current Master Plan was adopted in January 2001 and has been updated frequently for specific areas of the city through specific planning projects, such as the Downtown Plan and Pulse Corridor Plan.
Below are links to the current Master Plan document, as well as updated Future Land Use maps by Planning District, and a table of descriptions for these categories.
An interactive map of the Future Land Use is also available to identify the Future Land Use categories as prescribed in the Master Plan. Please note these are not Zoning districts, and do not dictate what development is allowed by-right.
Future Land Use Maps
|Land Use Area||Map - Letter ( 8 1/2" x 11" )||Map - Tabloid ( 11" x 17" )|
|Broad Rock||Map - Letter - Broad Rock||Map - Tabloid - Broad Rock|
|Downtown||Map - Letter - Downtown||Map - Tabloid - Downtown|
|East End||Map - Letter - East End||Map - Tabloid - East End|
|Far West||Map - Letter - Far West||Map - Tabloid - Far West|
|Huguenot||Map - Letter - Huguenot||Map - Tabloid - Huguenot|
|Midlothian||Map - Letter - Midlothian||Map - Tabloid - Midlothian|
|Near West||Map - Letter - Near West||Map - Tabloid - Near West|
|North||Map - Letter - North||Map - Tabloid - North|
|Old South||Map - Letter - Old South||Map - Tabloid - Old South|
Future Land Use Interactive Map
Click here to view the interactive Future Land Use Map.
Please note that the map displays the general land use category.