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File #: RES. 2020-R009    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/10/2020
Title: To request that the Mayor withdraw the existing Navy Hill ordinances and conduct a new request for proposals process.
Patrons: Kristen Larson, Kimberly Gray, Stephanie Lynch, Vice President Hilbert, Reva Trammell
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2020-R009
Title
To request that the Mayor withdraw the existing Navy Hill ordinances and conduct a new request for proposals process.
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WHEREAS, on August 5, 2019, the Mayor introduced Ordinance Nos. 2019-211, 2019-212, 2019-213, 2019-214, 2019-215, 2019-216, 2019-217, 2019-218, and 2019-219, and Resolution No. 2019-R044, concerning the development of Navy Hill (hereinafter, the "Navy Hill Development Project"); and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the Council that the approximately $1,500,000,000.00 Navy Hill Development Project is a major undertaking for the City of Richmond; and
WHEREAS, upon the information and belief of the Council, the original private sector concept for the Navy Hill Development Project was known prior to the issuance of a request for proposals by the City; and
WHEREAS, on November 9, 2017 the City of Richmond issued a request for proposals (hereinafter, "Request for Proposals"), which was referred to therein as the North of Broad/Downtown Neighborhood Redevelopment Project, with a required response deadline of February 9, 2018; and
WHEREAS, it is the sense of the Council that the 92-day period allowed for submission of responses to the Request for Proposals may have been too short for development of alternative proposals for such a large and complex project; and
WHEREAS, upon the information and belief of the Council, the uses identified in the Request for Proposals are modeled on the original private sector proposal; and
WHEREAS, the City has not completed either the Richmond 300 comprehensive plan to establish a comprehensive vision for the future development of the city, or a recent planning process for the Navy Hill area with public input; and
WHEREAS, the Request for Proposals for the Navy Hill Development Project included a requirement for the demolition and replacement, or rehabilitation, of the Richmond Coliseum; and
WHEREAS, at the time that the Request for Proposals for the Navy Hill D...

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