Strategic Commercial Corridors

Strategic Commercial Corridors

The City of Richmond offers some of the most vibrant, unique and historic commercial corridors in the country for you to explore through shopping, dining, learning and living. These historic gateways into and through the city are the spines of Richmond's diverse and eclectic surrounding neighborhoods. Below are the city's commercial corridors that are thriving and experiencing rebirth and growth. Learn more about these areas and how DED and HCD are supporting growth in these key corridors, many of which are CARE corridors.

Some of the properties within these corridors may be eligible for financial incentives.


The Boulevard

As a major gateway into the city, located at the crossroads of I-95 and 64, the Boulevard is surrounded by thriving neighborhoods and major tourist destinations including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Baseball Diamond, the breweries and cideries of Scott's Addition, and the Science and Children's Museum. Learn more.

Broad Street Downtown

The Broad Street commercial corridor is enjoying a full-scale cultural renaissance. Located within the new Arts & Cultural District, this historic, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare offers great dining, art galleries, and multiple cultural venues to enjoy. Learn More. 


Brookland Park Boulevard

Originally developed in the 1890's, the Brookland Park corridor is currently enjoying renewed public and private reinvestment as the surrounding north side neighborhoods revitalize and become home to new residents. Learn more.


Nicknamed "the Mile of Style" and voted a "Best Neighborhood to Shop In" by Southern Living Magazine, Carytown is a unique East Coast destination, attracting thousands of local residents and international tourists every year to more than 300 shops, restaurants and other one-of-a-kind retailers. Learn more.

Fulton Hill

Fulton Hill is a working-class neighborhood full of charming bungalow-style houses. Located near Rockettes Landing, Fulton Hill serves as the home of Stone Brewing's east coast hub. 


Libbie & Grove

Located in the Near West End, "The Avenues" is a growing hub of eclectic boutiques, charming restaurants, and luxury care providers. Close to rich education and health care offerings, the area is surrounded by well-established neighborhoods. Learn more.


Hull Street

Located in the south bank of the James River, Hull Street and the surrounding Manchester neighborhood is teeming new development and an influx of new companies locating here and residential and commercial development occurring. Learn more.

Jackson Ward

Located just north of Broad Street, this neighborhood was once heralded as the "Harlem of the South". Today its charm remains, with businesses and residents flocking into the neighborhood once more and development being hot here.


This neighborhood is located at the intersection of two major thoroughfares in Northside and has a variety of businesses around it.

Meadowbridge Road

This neighborhood is anchored around a beautiful tree-lined Meadowbridge Road. 

Midlothian Turnpike

One of the major gateways into the city from the south, this major boulevard provides direct access to both Southside neighborhoods and Chesterfield. It has a large selection of businesses along it. 

North Avenue

This neighborhood has all the charm of a streetcar suburb with the convenience of easy access to Brookland Park.


Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom are two of the most historic commercial centers in the country. Established on the northern banks of the James River in the 1600's, Shockoe is the heart of the city's commerce, trade, and transportation centers. Shockoe is currently experiencing extraordinary growth. Learn more.


Swansboro provides a bit of everything, featuring industry, business, and residential. It is located with easy access to Manchester, which is currently booming with new mixed-use development. 

Upper Hull Street

This 4.7 mile stretch of Hull Street Road, located at the Richmond-Chesterfield County border is a key gateway into the city and is located in close proximity to some of the region's major transportation routes. Learn more. 

Forest Hill Avenue

Located south of the James River, this commercial district is surrounded by well-established neighborhoods and popular amenities such as the James River Park System and Forest Hill Park. Learn more.

25th & Nine Mile 

Located in one of the most historic areas of the city in Church Hill, this corridor is a major gateway into the city from Interstate 64 and is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment. Learn more.


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Richmond, VA 23219