community review
Phase Community Review
Youth focused services
affordable housing

Welcome to the Reimagining Process!

Commonwealth Catholic Charities is leading a Reimagining Process for 809 Oliver Hill Way and we want to hear from you! This is a special opportunity for youth and youth focused service providers to lead the way and inform any future development. We hope that you will join us!

What's in the Works

Commonwealth Catholic Charities, in partnership with many other youth focused service providers, is planning to create a unique, first-of-its-kind building dedicated to supporting Richmond's youth with a space rich in community, designed to be an empathetic and safe environment, full of empowering public art and installations, and most importantly, a project programmed and powered by Richmond's youth. While their are certainly project limitations such as zoning and financial constraints, our goal is to not only prioritize those parts of the development most important to youth but also to ensure that the real estate development process is as transparent as possible.

What's There Now

The current 1.8 acre parcel at 809 Oliver Hill Way, was purchased in 2019 and is owned by Commonwealth Catholic Charities. The 1.8 acres is essentially divided between a surface parking lot and an existing one-story concrete block building which previously served as the City of Richmond's Probation and Parole office. The existing building has since been rehabilitated and currently serves as both office space for Commonwealth Catholic Charities as well as the Youth Hub, a joint project between United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, Advocates for Richmond Youth and Commonwealth Catholic Charities. The Youth Hub is a safe space for youth of all ages who seek community, skills workshops, housing resources and stability.

What's Happening Next

As we work to create the building blocks of something new, we will be hosting several virtual engagement sessions... Read more...