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Richmond VA > Planning and Development Review> Pulse Corridor Plan

Last Updated: 2017-05-25

The City of Richmond’s Department of Planning and Development Review (PDR) is working with the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission on a long-range plan for the Broad & E Main St corridor along the future route of the Pulse Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The plan will focus on future development along the corridor and seek to answer questions like:

  • Where along the BRT corridor should development occur?
  • What should development look like?
  • How should development happen?

The Final Draft for Adoption of the Pulse Corridor Plan can be found
here: Pulse Corridor Plan Draft for Adoption [66 MB].

A printed copy of the Draft Plan is also available for review in Room 510 of City Hall.

The Draft Plan will be considered for adoption by the
City Planning Commission on May 15, 2017.
It will then be introduced at City Council in June 2017 and
considered for final adoption by City Council in July 2017.

Any public comments to the City Planning Commission regarding the plan
may be sent in advance of the meeting to
William Palmquist at

Written public comments have been catalogued and responded to in the following document: Comment Matrix – Pulse Corridor Plan [1 MB]. This inventory does not include comments received at public forums, civic association meetings, and other community events.

On Monday, May 15th, 2017 the City Planning Commission passed a resolution to adopt the Pulse Corridor Plan. It will be introduced to City Council on June 12th, 2017, reviewed by the Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee on July 18th, and heard for adoption by City Council on July 24th, 2017. One of the top recommendations of the Pulse Corridor Plan is to rezone areas to match the future land use plan. You can find information about Pulse Corridor implementation, including rezonings, here: Pulse Corridor Rezonings.

The City hosted two public meetings to present and discuss the draft plan and its recommendations. The two meetings focused on the same content.

Presentation by Chris Zimmerman, Smart Growth America & Chris Leinberger, George Washington University & LOCUS about Transit-Oriented Development along the Pulse Corridor, September 29, 2016:

September 20, 2016 Update on Plan Development:

The following materials were presented to the public as part of the November 19, 2015 kickoff meeting for the Broad & E Main St Corridor Plan:

Interactive Map:

Contact Information:

900 E. Broad St., Room 511
Richmond, VA
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