Reimagining Lehigh Cement Site

Mary Lorino was asked by the City of Richmond to to look at the LeHigh Cement Plant on the northeast side of the James River for reuse as a public park. The proposed plan features paths that connect to the Capital Bike Trail and repurposes the Terminal Building as a bridge connecting the riverfront park with Chimborazo park to create connectivity within the Richmond park system. The plan proposes the installation of a new ferry crossing that would link LeHigh Park with the historic Ancarrow's Landing and Richmond's Slave Trail. A riverfont promenade complete with fish cleaning stations and boat ramp would address the needs of local fishermen and give visitors and residents access to the river.