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Richmond: Virginia's Vibrant Capital


The CARE Program is designed to revitalize mature neighborhood commercial districts, primarily in the city's low and moderate-income communities. The eleven (11) CARE Program areas are:


  • Brookland Park Boulevard
  • Fulton Hill
  • Hull Street
  • Jackson Ward
  • Lombardy/Chamberlayne
  • Meadbridge Road
  • Midlothian Turnpike
  • North 25th Street
  • North Avenue
  • Shockoe Bottom
  • Swansboro

In addition to CARE, the Extra CARE Program operates in non-CARE commercial areas in need of revitalization and/or stablization. The two (2) Extra CARE areas are:

  • Belt Boulevard
  • Upper Hull Street

The progran operates through a partnership between local neighborhood merchants, residents, and the City of Richmond. ECD and the Richmond Economic Development Authority (EDA) provide technical assistance and business loans for CARE area businesses. Incentives are subject to availability of funds.

To learn about all of the CARE incentives, please click here.







City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219