Fulton Rising + Slideshow

Floricane’s first big contract – serious commitment, huge scope, intense deliverables – came our way last fall. Creating a community vision plan for the three East End neighborhoods that comprise Greater Fulton has been a powerfully tough slog.

I’m pretty sure that consultant Peter Fraser and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Last weekend, the Fulton community came together to cel ebrate the culmination of a nine-month process that involved several hundred residents and community stakeholders. The amazing level of engagement from the community – and the unflagging commitment of community organizer Jason Sawyer and the Neighborhood Resource Center’s Annette Cousins (our clients) – put our own contributions to shame.

With the completion of the plan, groups of residents are already in full implementation mode – with partners like Virginia LISC, HOME, the Storefront for Community Design Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille and the Valentine Richmond History Center deeply invested in turning the community vision into a reality.

View our slideshow from last weekend’s Greater Fulton’s Future celebration to see what an engaged community of Richmonders looks like.