Partnering with GRTC

August 1, 2018

A GRTC blue/green Pulse bus pulls up to a bus stop on a sunny day

Prior to kicking off the master planning process VCU and the VCU Health System embarked on a study (one of many that inform the master plan) to examine parking and transportation for students and employees at both the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses. The goal of the study was to assess and develop sustainable long term strategies to meet the parking needs for the current and projected levels of development within the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses through 2025. Part of the study examined the feasibility of utilizing the existing Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) routes to reduce parking demand, especially the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. (Read more)

Mobility and Safety

July 17, 2018

Bicyclists ride happily through downtown Richmond on a dedicated bike lane

Mobility and Safety is one of the six major themes of the ONE VCU Master Plan. While issues related to mobility and safety exist at multiple scales, campus master plans primarily focus on space outside of the building – the public realm. In every phase of the planning process to date we have heard concerns from students, alumni, neighbors, faculty, staff and senior administrators regarding mobility and safety issues on our campuses and in the City. Throughout the Design Phase, the planning team has been exploring solutions to address this theme’s Guiding Principle: Promote a walkable, accessible, safe campus which is easy to navigate for the entire VCU community. (Read more)

Front Doors Preview

July 3, 2018

Design proposal for the Franklin and Shafer intersection, including extended curbs, a circular/brick walkway, and a seatwall/pylon entrance

Back in February we noted that an early, fast-track priority of the ONE VCU master plan that was identifying the “Front Doors” for VCU and producing a vision that would improve the first impression of VCU, strengthen the arrival experience and wayfinding around campus, and enhance VCU’s overall sense of place and identity. (Read more)


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Upcoming Events

Save the date: Sept. 17-18

Attend an upcoming public presentation to review a draft of the ONE VCU Master Plan -- September 17-18. Stay tuned for details.

Can't make a session? The presentation and a feedback form will be posted on this site the week of September 17. We want to hear from you!

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Individual participants engaged in the master plan to date


Meetings, interviews, and input sessions held since October 2017


Buildings occupied by VCU and the VCU Health System