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Documenting and reactivating Richmond's dormant downtown.

Highlighting the East Broad and East Grace Street corridors bounded by 1st and 6th Streets, There/Here is downtown Richmond’s first thorough inventory specific to dormant properties. Having consulted Richmond’s creative planning and design provocateurs, the inventory provides a succinct summary of each property. Along with that information, the project interprets the story embedded in these very buildings with historical narratives and photographic tours.

Though a web-based place to publicize pressure for change, There/Here is also an experimental placemaking strategy that views otherwise dormant properties as positive space within the larger composition of the city. There/Here is an advocacy group that began as an undergraduate research grant through VCU’s School of the Arts.


Come here to go there.


Please note that this inventory reflects information that was last up-to-date at the conclusion of documentation in December 2012. Nevertheless, enjoy!