Richmond votes to move forward on Westhampton redevelopment

Richmond votes to move forward on Westhampton redevelopment

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.

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

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