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In February of 2018, we had experts and advisors from around the country visit Shockoe Bottom to take a look at some of the land use issues we face in the city. They spent a total of four days doing site visits and stakeholder and community engagement meetings. We found that there was not a common vision for this area; but, if we could find a common vision, there would be opportunity for trust building, reconciliation, and the creation of an international cultural destination. My team decided that the best path forward was to bring people together around the table to discuss the future of Shockoe – to find that shared vision. That’s where we are today.