Residents develop proposal to transform Diamond in Richmond

Residents develop proposal to transform Diamond in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Happening Wednesday, a major pitch by residents in Richmond to re-energize the Diamond. The announcement comes by a group of neighbors pushing to keep minor league baseball in Richmond.

The group is hoping to breathe new life into the years-long debate over how to redevelop the Boulevard. The "Save the Diamond Committee" has already drawn up designs to transform the Diamond, upgrading it to a  21st century minor-league ballpark.

Neighbors, who are also experts in fields such as engineering and architecture, will be presenting their plans for the area surrounding the stadium - mixed-use development - bringing in tax dollars for the city.

The plans come at a time when Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and other city council members are proposing to get ideas from the public on how to best move forward with the Diamond and Boulevard.

The big plans will be revealed at 2 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library on East Franklin Street.

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