RICHMOND — For longtime residents, it's easy to drive by the now-open space along Chester Boulevard and still picture in our mind's eye the complex that stood there for decades.

We all see Leeds Tower with its many windows, the concrete wall over the emergency room entrance and the red roof that covered the original pieces of the former Reid Hospital.

But when we imagine what that site will be used for in the coming years, our visions diverge. Social media in recent months has been full of suggestions for the best use of the land.

Now, we can add three more possibilities, thanks to the final draft of the city's new comprehensive plan.

"Richmond Rising: A Community Action Plan" made its public debut two weeks ago. Its 170 pages will be used over the next decade to guide decisions about zoning, investing in redevelopment projects, transportation improvements, parks, annexation and more.
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