Richmond to vote on Monroe Ward, VUU-area rezoning plans

A rezoning notice sign in front of the Budget Inn of Richmond motel, which VUU is under contract to purchase. (Photos by Jonathan Spiers)

RICHMOND, Va. — City-driven efforts to update zoning rules and encourage denser development in two Richmond neighborhoods are inching closer to potential adoption.

The Richmond Planning Commission is set to vote today on a slew of proposed amendments to city code, zoning maps and other development rules to update land uses allowed in the bulk of Monroe Ward and areas east of Virginia Union University, specifically along a stretch of Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue.

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