Jim Hill


Jim likes working to preserve neighborhoods that pre-date the automobile because they offer the best model for walkable development. Preserving walkable historic neighborhoods is a sustainable alternative for economic development and the revitalization of Virginia’s communities.

Jim received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary and his master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. He worked for 11 years as the National Register Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

In 2002, Jim joined the City of Richmond’s Planning Department where he worked in several capacities, including principal planner for the Division of Planning and Preservation. Projects included the Downtown Plan, the Riverfront Plan, and the Hull Street Corridor Revitalization Plan.

Since November 2016, Jim has worked as senior project manager for Sadler & Whitehead Architects where he applies his excellent writing skills to the tasks of determining National Register eligibility, listing historic resources, and interpreting the Secretary’s Standards in a wide raange of tax credit projects.Jim is a licensed landscape architect in the state of Virginia.

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