Protect the Rights of the Richmond Farm Community

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In May of 2017, after extensive and thorough consultation, the City of Richmond adopted a policy to reduce the size of homes that can be built on farmland.

The policy sets out of the following:

  • On properties of up to 0.5 acres in size, homes of up to 5,382 sqft may be built
  • On properties sized greater than 0.5 acres, the maximum home size cannot exceed 10,763 sqft

After this implementation, the average home being built in Richmond is 8,192 sqft in size (compared to 12,000 sqft prior to adoption of the policy).

This policy has been in effect for merely 6 months and the true effects are yet to be realized but due to pressure from special interest groups, Richmond City Council is considering dramatically reducing these home sizes again.

The Richmond Farm Community worked sincerely with City Hall in 2017 to arrive at a very fair compromise in 2017. With only a few months having been passed, they are once again under attack.

We are asking the City of Richmond Mayor and Council to not make any further changes to this policy as we truly believe that we have reached a balanced and fair solution. Please sign this petition to stand up for the farming community and their rights.



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