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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




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Collaborative Releases Strawman Draft of Priorities

Bob Crum presented a Strawman Draft of Regional Priorities compiled by the Capital Region Collaborative (CRC) along with a public participation strategy to solicit public input on the draft priorities.

The CRC is a cooperative effort between the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce to engage government, business, and community stakeholders in a process of identifying, prioritizing, and implementing actions that will enhance the quality of life in the Greater Richmond Region.

The CRC is being coordinated by an Organizing Team that includes representation from the Richmond Region’s government and business communities. Over the past several months, the CRC has met with ten focus groups in the community to receive input on potential regional priorities to be advanced by the partnership. The strawman draft is a compilation of the most frequently suggested issues for the Collaborative to focus upon as identified by the focus groups. 

The CRC invites community participation in this cooperative effort to make our shared home a greater place to live, work, and play. Throughout the summer and fall of 2010, the Collaborative will be holding public forums and attending meetings to hear comment and opinion on the draft in order to determine whether it adequately reflects broad public sentiment before developing an implementation strategy.

The strawman draft of regional priorities includes 7 priorities, 3 aspirations, and a broad regional goal presented in a graphic centered around a blank pillar to represent the incomplete nature of the draft.


Supporting State Police Move Over Campaign

RAMPO Chair Patricia O’Bannon kicked off the meeting by presenting the Virginia State Police with a framed copy of the resolution adopted in April supporting the “Move Over” campaign. The resolution calls for increased efforts to raise public awareness of the state law throughout the Region.


Ned Henson elected as MPO Chair for FY 2011;
Tim Cotman voted to serve as Vice Chair

The Board elected Edward L. “Ned” Henson as chairman of the Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for Fiscal Year 2011. Timothy W. Cotman was elected as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Henson currently serves on the Ashland Town Council and Mr. Cotman is a member of the County of Charles City Board of Supervisors.

The MPO Chairmanship rotates among the member local governments in an established order. It is customary for the MPO Vice Chairman to be from the local government that is next in line to serve as MPO Chairman. A representative from Charles City County is scheduled to serve as Chairman in FY 2012.


New Regional Socioeconomic Data Approved

The RAMPO Board approved new 2008 base year socioeconomic data to be used for various regional planning purposes, including the regional travel demand model for developing future traffic forecasts in the Richmond Region. The data provides estimates of demographic data within small geographic areas called Transportation Analysis Zones.

The new data was developed by RRPDC with the review and assistance of local government and some school board planning departments. The Socioeconomic Data Work Group met on five occasions to assist and guide staff in developing the new data set. In addition, RRPDC held individual meetings with staff from each jurisdiction at various steps in the data development process.

The demographic data contains:

• Population in housing units
• Population in group quarters
• Total population
• School enrollment in grades K through 12
• School enrollment in colleges
• Housing units
• Households
• Automobiles
• Employment

The 2008 data will replace existing data from 2000 in preparing the 2031 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and in preparing new 2035 projections for the upcoming 2035 LRTP. It will also be used in other planning and environmental studies and reviews and for amendments to the current Transportation Improvement Program when an air quality conformity analysis is required in 2011.




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