Changes may not happen so fast at City Stadium

RICHMOND,VA (WWBT) - If you think changes are coming fast to City Stadium — you may want to think again.

Richmond City Councilman Marty Jewell is trying to stop any changes before more work is done.

He will be meeting with people Tuesday to discuss other options for the stadium.

Over the weekend, developers unveiled plans to tear down City Stadium and build a community full of apartments, shops and office spaces. But this plan has drawn some strong negative reactions from people living in the area.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Jewell has brought forth plans to ask the city to study the stadium's value — including any potential marketing and profitability issues — before moving forward.

He also wants to see the people who live around the area involved in the stadium's future.

The paper also says Jewell will meet with VCU President Michael Rao to discuss any interest VCU would have in the stadium.

A public meeting to be held by the possible developers of City Stadium is scheduled for Wednesday night.

It's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carillon in Byrd Park.

The Times-Dispatch says Jewell's proposal will be heard by the city's Finance and Economic Development Committee on April 21.

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