No timeline of when the project would be built was presented.
Standing at the recently enhanced start of the Richmond Slave Trail at Ancarrow’s Landing, Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced a community engagement process dubbed “Richmond Speaks” that will prepare the city to “get something physical and tangible” at the site of the infamous slave pen in Shockoe Bottom.
“We need to get input from the citizens of Richmond so that they can tell us what they want the experience to feel like to them,” Jones told a crowd of almost 50 people.
Upcoming meetings on Shockoe Bottom slave history
Presentation of alternative plan
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
Where: Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike
City meetings on Lumpkin’s Jail site
Sept. 10 meeting: 6 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.
Sept. 15 meeting: 6 p.m. at Huguenot High School, 7945 Forest Hill Ave.