City Council and Bon Secours host Redskins meeting Tuesday

Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-19 17:55:46-05

Richmond, VA (WTVR) – Richmond’s City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to talk about plans to bring the Washington Redskins training camp to Richmond.

Among the items expected to be discussed are a plan to turn the Westhampton School into a part of Bon Secours Hospital System. 

Residents, and even some lawmakers that are in opposition to the plan say that they were not involved in the negotiations regarding what happens to the 95 year-old school buidling, located on Patterson Avenue and Libbie Avenue. It sits on 6.5 acres of land.

As part of the Washington Redskins deal, the city will “lease” four acres of the property to Bon Secours Richmond Health System for $5,000 per year for 60 years.

The new home of the Redskins’ training camp will be built on a plot of land off Leigh Street, near the Science Museum of Virginia.

The public is invited to attend Tuesday’s meeting. It gets underway at 4 p.m. at Richmond’s City Hall, located at 900 East Broad Street. 

For full coverage of the Redskins Training Camp, click here.