There were more questions than answers at a testy community meeting Wednesday night at St. Mary’s Hospital to update the neighborhood on several hospital projects, including a major expansion at the site of the Westhampton School at Libbie and Patterson avenues. Link
A community meeting tonight at St. Mary’s Hospital will update neighbors on plans for the Westhampton School property and other hospital projects, including an emergency room expansion and the hospital’s guest house on Libbie Avenue. Link
A developer who this year saw his plan for a large mixed-use project at Libbie and Grove avenues squashed by neighbors’ protests is now the proud owner of a gas station.
Scott Boyers, a developer and broker with the real estate firm CBRE, bought the BP station at 5711 Grove Ave. from Woodfin Heating Inc. for about $1.2 million on Nov. 30. Link
As for the administrator’s comments in the week before the deal was announced, Perkins says she doesn’t know what was said, but suggested that the Bon Secours employee in question, Anne Knapps, wouldn’t have been part of the confidential negotiations with the city.
Council members must approve of the plan to lease a 95-year-old, Westhampton school building to Bon Secours, at a low rate of $5,000 a year for sixty years.
Paul Goldman, political analyst and government watchdog, is calling time out. He says the mayor may not get his way with this part of the deal because the state’s constitution requires seven of nine council members to approve of this part of the deal instead of the usual five.
Richmond will pull money from the construction budgets of the new city jail and schools to make a loan of up to $10 million to build a training camp for the Washington Redskins in time for the team to use it this summer, according to proposed legislation a City Council committee will review today.
Monday’s vote means that city council gave its approval, in principal, to the general framework of the deal orchestrated by Mayor Dwight Jones. All the construction, including the Redskins training camp fields, will still have to be approved through the special use permit process, as will the financing.
Over vocal opposition from West End residents, Richmond’s City Council tonight approved a broad resolution endorsing Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ proposed deal with Bon Secours Richmond Health System to build a nearly $9 million training camp for the Washington Redskins.