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Richmond votes to move forward on Westhampton redevelopment

Richmond voted to move forward with the redevelopment plan (Source: NBC12) Richmond voted to move forward with the redevelopment plan (Source: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond City Council has voted to move forward with a controversial redevelopment project. 

Bon Secours Richmond Health System plans to redevelop the Westhampton School property at Libbie and Patterson avenues into a mixed-use business area.

This is located in Richmond's west end, and several people in the area want to preserve the vacant schools two buildings, one constructed in 1917 and the other in 1935.

Bon Secours released the following statement:

Bon Secours is pleased Richmond City Council approved its rezoning application for the Westhampton School properties on Libbie and Patterson avenues, from an R4 residential district to a B7 mixed-use business district, which allows Bon Secours to construct a three-story medical office building fronting Libbie Avenue, and choose a partner to redevelop the Westhampton School footprint.

Securing B7 zoning for this property allows Bon Secours to meet the health care needs of the community, achieve the highest and best use of the property, and exceed the economic development requirements in its Performance Agreement with the Richmond Economic Development Authority (EDA).

Bon Secours says the project will bring in $470,000 per year in property tax revenue for the city.

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