Requesting an innovation hub.
There is a petition on Change.org requesting that the city “Transform the GRTC bus depot into a campus for innovation for our creative class”.
The petition doesn’t go in to any details of how to achieve this lofty goal but it is full of interesting ideas.
It is time to focus on our creative class and build a front door to RVA where creative technologists, makers and civic innovators can build things in tinker garages, enjoy an indoor farmers market, have access to tools from a community tool shed, work out of state of the art coworking space with an indoor climbing wall, invite our friends to stay in a boutique hotel, and be part of a true sharing economy. Cities like Denver, Nashville, Raleigh, Chicago, & DC have their own versions of innovation hubs– and now it is time for RVA to have theirs too.