Lansdowne’s architecture will express an approach to urbanism that is distinct and unique to Richmond. First, it will deal efficiently with local challenges, from the groundwater below, to the flight path above. Master planning has assured that the scale, mass and height of properties are conceived and distributed to establish a skyline that is varied, permeable and visually open. The plan also recommends the establishment of an extensive set of design guidelines that will help achieve the City’s planning priorities for this and surrounding properties through every phase of development, while still maximizing the potential for creativity and innovation during the years it takes to bring the whole project to fruition.