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City Council approves Westhampton Theater development plan

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 08:53:43-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The planned redevelopment of the former Westhampton Theater and a neighboring building was given the unanimous thumbs up by the Richmond City Council on Monday night, despite a vocal, organized audience of detractors.

The council voted to grant a special use permit to Westhampton LLC to build a 12-unit, three-story apartment building at 5702 and 5706 Grove Ave., where the shuttered Westhampton Theater sits. The project is dubbed the Westhampton on Grove.

Jason Guillot and Stefan Cametas are the developers behind Westhampton LLC. Guillot said in a statement late Monday he and his partner were pleased with city council’s vote to approve the plans.

“Westhampton on Grove is the result of eighteen months of thoughtful design and community engagement,” Guillot said. “The numerous comments we received from the surrounding community made this a better project overall. We are excited to begin the next phase of this development to bring Taste Unlimited and other high quality businesses to Westhampton.”

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