“Richmond’s riverfront is such a great jewel and the passage of the Riverfront Plan is a very significant step for our city. With this plan we have an opportunity to redefine Richmond through our spectacular Riverfront.
“At the core of the Plan is a desire to create a single, cohesive Riverfront system that expands the use of the James River, and connects our Downtown, our neighborhoods, our visitors, and most importantly, our citizens, to the River. The plan represents our long-range vision for the Riverfront and the beginning of what I believe will be a great and lasting public legacy.
“For decades upon decades, we have erected many barriers to riverfront access. I’m so pleased that we have, through this action, laid the framework to begin removing the barriers and creating solid connections to the River.
“With this plan we can improve the ability of people to get to, around, and across the river on foot and bicycle, by car or public transportation. We are also setting important development guidelines.
“I am particularly pleased that we will now be in a position to transform many unique and underutilized spaces that can become distinct destinations for our residents and visitors from around the world.”