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File #: ORD. 2020-262    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/4/2021 Final action: 1/11/2021
Title: To declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition of the parcels of real property owned by Harry and Betty Loving, LLC and Loving's Produce, LLC and known as 200 North 17th Street, 208 North 17th Street, 212 North 17th Street, 214 North 17th Street, 220 North 17th Street, 222 North 17th Street, 103 Ambler Street, 1600 East Franklin Street, 1604 East Franklin Street, 1606 East Franklin Street, 1610 East Franklin Street, and 1601 East Grace Street for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2020-262, 2. Staff Report, 3. Supplemental Documents, 4. Map, 5. Letter of Support_Preservation Virginia

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To declare a public necessity for and to authorize the acquisition of the parcels of real property owned by Harry and Betty Loving, LLC and Loving’s Produce, LLC and known as 200 North 17th Street, 208 North 17th Street, 212 North 17th Street, 214 North 17th Street, 220 North 17th Street, 222 North 17th Street, 103 Ambler Street, 1600 East Franklin Street, 1604 East Franklin Street, 1606 East Franklin Street, 1610 East Franklin Street, and 1601 East Grace Street for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond.

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WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Council of the City of Richmond, a public necessity exists for the acquisition of the following properties, with tax parcel numbers as shown in the 2020 records of the City Assessor, from its current owners, Harry and Betty Loving, LLC and Loving’s Produce, LLC, for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond:

200 North 17th Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/015

                                          208 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/013

                        212 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/012

                        214 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/011

                        220 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/009

                        222 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/008

                        103 Ambler Street                      Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/022

1600 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/019

                                          1604 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/003

                        1606 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/018

                        1610 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/012

                        1601 East Grace Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/029

NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

§ 1.                     That a public necessity exists for the acquisition of the following parcels of real property with tax parcel numbers as shown in the 2020 records of the City Assessor, from its current owners, Harry and Betty Loving, LLC and Loving’s Produce, LLC, for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond:

200 North 17th Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/015

                                          208 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/013

                        212 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/012

                        214 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/011

                        220 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/009

                        222 North 17th Street                                                               Tax Parcel No. E000-0159/008

                        103 Ambler Street                      Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/022

1600 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/019

                                          1604 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/003

                        1606 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/018

                        1610 East Franklin Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/012

                        1601 East Grace Street                                          Tax Parcel No. E000-0129/029

§ 2.                     That the Chief Administrative Officer or the designee thereof is hereby authorized and directed to, within the constraints imposed by this ordinance, (i) acquire, by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, the parcels of real property referenced in section 1 of this ordinance, (ii) act for and on behalf of the City of Richmond in agreeing or disagreeing with the owners of the parcels of real property referenced in section 1 of this ordinance from whom such parcels must be acquired upon the compensation to be paid therefor, and (iii) to execute the deeds and other documents necessary to complete the acquisition and acceptance of the parcels of real property referenced in section 1 of this ordinance, provided that all such deeds and other documents first must be approved as form by the City Attorney or the designee thereof. 

§ 3.                     That in the event the City cannot agree with any owner of a parcel of real property referenced in section 1 of this ordinance to be acquired pursuant to this ordinance on the terms of purchase thereof, the City Attorney is authorized to acquire such parcel by undertaking appropriate condemnation proceedings to exercise the City’s power of eminent domain for the purpose of the planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus in Shockoe Bottom in the city of Richmond

§ 4.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.