May 13, 2024 - News

🌊 The Current: City sued over Diamond financing change

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

⚖️ Local attorney Paul Goldman filed a lawsuit against the city challenging its approval of the financing change for the Diamond District that puts the city on the hook for a new baseball stadium. (BizSense)

  • Goldman is pushing for a referendum to allow voters to weigh in.

🏗️ Subcontractors building affordable housing apartments in South Richmond stopped work because they say the Massachusetts-based developer hasn't paid them since October and owes them $1.1 million. (WRIC)

  • A spokesperson for the developer attributed the delay to budget shortfalls due to COVID-era material costs and said they're working on it.

🏥 VCU Health is planning a $1 billion, 15-year reimagining of its downtown campus that includes a new dental school, expanded hospital and new student housing. (Times-Dispatch)

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