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Oak Grove/Hillside/Bellemeade Small Area Plan


Per Resolution No. 2022-R035, City Council established Oak Grove/Hillside/Bellemeade as a Priority Neighborhood. The City of Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) to lead a resident-driven planning process for the Oak Grove/Hillside/Bellemeade small area that generates visions statements and strategies for neighborhood improvements, including the transformation of Hillside Court public housing. The plan will give specific focus to the well-being, education, job training, and generational wealth-building of Richmonders in the OGHB small area.


OGHB: Recent Investment and Planned Projects

Check out this StoryMap which details the history of Hillside Court, recent investment in the area, upcoming capital and private projects, and more! (Click on the link above)

Oak Grove Bellemeade Study Area
Oak Grove/Hillside/Bellemeade (OGHB) Study Area


The development of the OGHB Small Area Plan will involve multiple community meetings, community tours, office hours, small group meetings, feedback evaluations, and a community survey. 

August -September 2023

Save the Dates poster

PDR will collaborate with members of the City Technical Team and community partner organizations to create tours that bring residents/stakeholders together for interactive experiences that highlight various resources, assets, and opportunities. Accessible transportation options will be provided for each tour as needed.   

Community Tour Topics & Dates





August 5th

10:00 am to 11:50 pm

Neighborhood Walk

Charlie Sydnor Playground, 1400 Maury St

August 19th

10:00 am to 2:50 pm


Hillside Rec Center

Sept 9th

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Environmental Justice

Bellemeade Community Center, 1800 Lynhaven Ave


  • Neighborhood Walk - Participants will identify different elements of neighborhood design and reflect on the pedestrian experience within the plan area. (Walking tour - approximately 3 miles, snacks provided)


  • Housing (with Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation and RRHA) - Residents/stakeholders will be introduced to programming and pathways for housing and/or homeownership and the organizations that provide them. (Van tour, lunch provided)


  • Environmental Justice (with the City of Richmond's Office of Sustainability & Friends of Bellemeade Park) - Residents/stakeholders will tour the plan area’s natural environment while connecting with local environmental stewardship and advocacy organizations. (Walking tour - approximately 2 miles, lunch provided)


Note: While water and food will be provided for each tour, we encourage you to dress appropriately and wear sunscreen. 



Materials will be posted soon.

For additional Information, please contact or by phone at 804-646-6736.