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Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park

Why endorse the Memorial Park? Click here to find out. 

Parcels concerned: E0000127005 - Lumpkin's Jail; E0000213006 - Burial Ground; 
E0000127020 - east of CSX tracks; E0000127016 - between Lumpkin's Jail and 
the CSX tracks; E0000159001 - east of tracks, part public, part private.


For those of you who enjoy background information, here is an archive of documents:

National Trust for Historic Resources listed Shockoe Bottom as one of its most endangered sites and as a National Treasure.  Learn more here.



  1. 2017 Proposal - downloadable version of the report details updates made from public comments received from June 2016 through May 2017.
  2. Slide Presentation of the 2017 Proposal.


  1. Center for Design Engagement (CDE) 2016 Report - includes design and project developments from June 2016 design charrette process, and ideas submitted during 2015 Community Brainstorming Sessions (see 2015 Documents below). 
  2. Slide Presentation of CDE 2016 Report.


  1. Presentation: A Community Proposal for Shockoe Bottom (15 Aug 2015)
  2. Full 2015 Proposal (cover, text, images) - 12 pt.
  3. Alphabetical list of all ideas submitted during Community Brainstorming Sessions - 12 pt.
  4. Full 2015 Proposal (text only) - 18 pt.
  5. Alphabetical list of all ideas submitted during Community Brainstorming Sessions - 18 pt.


  1. Beautiful! Great job and nicely represented. I hope your proposal is accepted.

  2. this is the very nice post. it's looking very great


  3. Amazing vision and so eco-friendly. This will help create resiliency markers and contribute to the health of the community.

  4. What a wonderful vision-- a powerfully democratic statement. Just what the Capitol of the former Confederacy needs most----an eloquent corrective to Monument Avenue and its overbearing statues of Confederate "heroes"

  5. This is awesome!! How far along are you in making this a reality? Are state officials and city officials fully supporting this?