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Richmond Council: Coliseum plan needs vetting

Votes to appoint commission to evaluate proposal

December 04, 2018 - 9:15 am

Richmond, VA (Newsradio -- Richmond city council votes to appoint a commission to study a $1.4 billion plan to replace the aging Coliseum and build apartments and a hotel on some 20 acres in downtown. Mayor Levar Stoney has endorsed the plan but not submitted a proposal for council to review. 

The council vote to create a 9-member commision was 5-4. Council member Ellen Robertson, who voted against the commission idea, wants to hire a private consultant to evaluate the plan. Councilwoman Kim Gray suggested the review commission with the idea they would report back in about 90 days. 

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