Capitol Square Landscape Master Plan
Created July 2004
Capitol Square serves a significant dual role as the beautiful historic and ceremonial seat of the Commonwealth of Virginia and as an important urban oasis for the City of Richmond. Thus, this important landscape must function effectively on multiple levels. In 2002, the Department of General Services initiated the process to develop a Landscape Master Plan for Capitol Square that would establish "intermediate and long range goals for the renovation of plantings, site improvements, and programs for enhancing the visual aspects" of the Square.
The Landscape Master Plan document comprises the following:
- A brief historic overview of the evolution of the Capitol Square landscape
- An overview description of current conditions, uses and issues
- A discussion of recommended changes with regard to: circulation, parking and access; site elements; vegetation; utilities and underground systems; and materials and site details
- Design guidelines that will help direct future design and maintenance decisions
- Detailed documentation of the history of the Capitol Square landscape, the existing conditions inventory, and the cost estimate for recommended improvements are found in the Appendix.
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