Meeting Monday to discuss ongoing projects in Shockoe Bottom

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A meeting is set for Monday night to discuss projects moving forward in Shockoe Bottom.

One of the projects to be discussed at this meeting, which is not open to the public, is the Lumpkins Slave Jail site.

The consulting firm hired by the city to design a memorial at the Lumpkins Slave Jail site said the community showed overwhelming support for the memorial park concept at the last public meeting.

However, they also said the meeting was a reminder that the city is offering no other way to discuss what will happen in Shockoe Bottom except through the decisions that have already been made, such as this process for Lumpkin’s Jail site and museum development.

In addition to the Lumpkins Jail, the meeting will also discuss adding the “Old and Historic” designation to the African Burial Ground.

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