Nineteen years ago, Boaz & Ruth, Inc. was founded as a faith-based “social entrepreneurial” vision designed around a training center and store located on the northside Highland Park community in the city of Richmond.
As we approach our 20th anniversary, the full renovation of the Benefield Building and addition of affordable housing will launch Boaz & Ruth into the next phase of the organization’s history.
The design process of this project has used the community based design model. We’ve hosted community meetings, interviews, events, surveys and more in an effort to ensure continual listening to community throughout the process. We are attempting to craft the community that Highland Park needs and that Highland Park desires. A community where living, learning, working all occur simultaneously and according to how the community prefers. Residents, community leaders, religious leaders, architects, designers, students, government officials, and more have all participated in conversations and planning sessions.