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Richmond to purchase land for Shockoe slavery commemorative site

Posted at 10:32 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 10:32:51-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Five months after Mayor Levar Stoney announced a funding commitment to establish a long-sought slavery commemorative site in Shockoe Bottom, the City of Richmond is taking steps to purchase land for the project that just a few years ago was being pitched for a baseball stadium. Administrators are proposing a public necessity declaration to allow the city to purchase 12 parcels totaling roughly 1.75 acres that would contribute to a planned Enslaved African Heritage Campus. Click here to continue reading on Richmond BizSense.