City of Richmond’s Acquisition of Mayo Island

March 14, 2024 | News

The City of Richmond applied to the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) for funds to acquire 14.5 acres located in the City known as Mayo Island. The City was awarded $7.5 million in grant funding for the project and will contribute an estimated 20% of the total project costs from other sources. The City plans to restore natural open space, which will be accessible to the public, by removing impervious surfaces and structures from the property.

VRA financially manages the CFPF in coordination with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and is proud to be a part of meaningful projects such as this that will improve the quality of life for Virginians.