What is the Shockoe Alliance and how is the Sacred Ground Project working with it?
The SA has been in existence since August 2018, and has been meeting more or less monthly ever since. The Sacred Ground Project was invited to join the alliance in January 2019 and attended its first meeting in February.
The Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project agreed to be a part of the Shockoe Alliance to ensure that the Community Proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park is factored into that vision.
The SA held its first public meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 6 pm at Main Street Station in Shockoe Bottom. Welcome remarks were given by Mayor Levar Stoney, Delegate Delores McQuinn and City Council President Cynthia Newbille. SA facilitator Sal Musarra then described the mission and vision of the SA, and oriented the attendees to the 15 display panels and surveys placed around the room. Yesterday, we learned the boards and the survey questions are now available on the city's Shockoe Bottom Small Area Master Plan web page. The SA has invited the public to review and respond online for two months. A second public meeting will be scheduled, most likely in late June or in July.
Click HERE (www.shockoealliance.org) to view the Shockoe Alliance website.
Click HERE to visit the city's web page for the Shockoe Bottom Small Area Master Plan. The following links are also on that page: