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
City officials will introduce changes this afternoon to the provisions of the proposed deal with Bon Secours Richmond Health System to sponsor a training camp for the Washington Redskins on land behind the Science Museum of Virginia. Link
Richmond City Council is scheduled to vote today on a critical component of the $9 million Redskins summer training camp deal, and the outcome could determine whether the plan kicks off next summer or is merely fantasy football.
While many Richmonders watched the Redskins play on Thanksgiving, city leaders were discussing them – behind the scenes – in an effort to get the necessary seven votes on city council to pass the proposal for building a new facility.
The major sticking point in the city’s plan to build a training camp facility for the Washington Redskins as part of a sponsorship deal with Bon Secours Richmond Health System has been a proposed lease for the city-owned Westhampton School property that would allow a 75,000-square-foot expansion of St. Mary’s Hospital in the West End.
Some West End neighbors are throwing a “penalty flag” against the city for its deal to bring the Redskins training camp to town.
They vented their frustration at a public hearing Tuesday night – which, at times, resembled a raucous stadium crowd.
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.