Redlining Richmond

4 Detrimental Influences

Instructions to assessors: The reverse of item 3. Point out what the area lacks from a desirable residential standpoint, especially distances to schools or business centers, inadequate transportation, absence of zoning or restrictions for protections of neighborhood, lack of public utilities. Mention such things as obnoxious odors, noises, traffic conditions, fire hazards from certain types of manufacturing plants such as cleaning plants, refineries, slaughter houses, disposal and reclaiming establishments. Mention eleemosynary institutions; danger of floods, etc.; infiltrations of lower grade population or different racial groups; encroachments of apartments, commercial or industrial properties. Point out heavily burdened tax districts, years special assessments have to run, areas of heavy delinquency, school tuitions, if any, etc.