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October Technical Lunch Meeting


What:  The long awaited revitalization of the 17th Street Market, Shockoe Bottom

Presenter:  Jeannie Welliver, City Architect/Project Development Manager

When: October 23rd, 2018

Time: Lunch is served at 11:45AM

Networking from 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Presentation begins at 12:00PM

Where: Westwood Club; 6200 W Club Ln, Richmond, VA 23226

   6200 W Club Ln, Richmond, VA 23226

Registration Price:  $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Note the price will increase to $30 for both members and non-members at COB Friday, October 19th.

PDH: 1 Credit


Presentation: The long awaited revitalization of the 17th Street Market, Shockoe Bottom
Main Street Station is the CROWN JEWEL of the Revitalization of Shockoe Bottom. It is the People’s Choice for 2018 for grand event space and in the near future will be home to our first downtown indoor urban market. The sister project to Main Street Station is the revitalization of her neighbor, the 17th Street Market which will open in November for the Downtown Grand Illumination. The design of the 17th Street Market evolved through many community engagement meetings and the design was influenced by places around the world but heavily by the one of the most famous market streets in Europe: La Rambla in Barcelona.

These two projects collectively will provide the downtown with an indoor market and an outdoor market along our beloved cobblestones with the Virginia Capital Trail connector passing through it under 22 new oak trees lined with outdoor dining.

The revitalization of the 17th Street Market has been in discussions since 1999 and in motion since the mid 2000’s. It has been a long time coming and had MANY hiccups along the way. Jeannie’s presentation will include an overview of the progress, the hiccups, the hurdles and the struggles to get this project open and an overview of what’s to come.

Presenter: Jeannie Welliver, City Architect/Project Development Manager

University of Virginia, Architecture Design
University of London, Architecture and Urban Planning Study Abroad
University of Bath, Architecture and Urban Planning Study Abroad
Prince Charles Huntington Center, UK, Urban Planning, Study Abroad
University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Business Institute

Jeannie is a native of Richmond, Virginia and a graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Architecture. She also studied Architectural Design and Urban Planning in the UK at the University of London, the University of Bath and Prince Charles’ Huntington Center. Following Architecture School, she continued her studies at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the McIntire Business Institute.

Jeannie has worked at the City of Richmond for 28 years as a City Architect overseeing all aspects of project development. Her favorite projects include the 1995 Mosque Theater restoration, the Richmond Police Headquarters, the redevelopment of the 17th St. Farmer’s Market Plaza and the Richmond Slave Trail development including the Reconciliation Statue, the Lumpkin’s Jail Site archaeological excavation and the future development of the Lumpkin’s Jail Site/Devil’s Half Acre. Her favorite project and the reason she has stayed committed to work for the City of Richmond is the development of the Main St. Station Multimodal Transportation Center, a $92 million project that began in her first year at the city in 1991 and will take 40+ years to complete all phases and build out for high speed rail expansion in the US Southeastern States.


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