Living in an historic neighborhood has great benefits. We also have a responsibility to ensure we maintain our historic integrity. There are a number of resources available to residents and businesses in Church Hill who are purchasing, renovating or remodeling an historic structure. The CHA Zoning Committee and fellow neighbors can help point owners to resources. The below organizations also offer assistance with your projects.
- Better Housing Coalition
- CAR (Commission for Architectural Review}
- Historic Richmond Foundation
- RRHA (Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority)
- State Historic Tax Credits Programs
- Storefront Richmond – a non-profit design and building resource.
Local Contractor and Artisan Referrals
Knowing where to begin on historic renovations is easier with a little help from neighbors. This listing of recommended local artisans is contributed by CHA members and other residents of Church Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. (Recommendations are not endorsed by the CHA nor is it responsible for the quality of the work performed.) For more details, download the most recent local contractor and artisan list (below). If you have a recommendation to add, please contact Amy Beem and we’ll update the list.
Contractor and Artisan Referrals last updated 2016.
Historic Plaque Program
In a neighborhood rich with history, residents can voluntarily participate in the Historic Plaque program to help document and display information regarding the history of their own home. Text on the plaques is researched either by the owner, or by VCU students working under the guidance of Historic Richmond Foundation. The plaques not only enhance the property, but also the connectivity and charm of our neighborhood.
The three available sizes are: Small $200, med $250 and large $300.
To participate in our historic plaque program please contact the Historic Richmond Foundation.