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Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

NO ONE said the Westhampton building was worthless. The field that the Redskin facility sits on is the property in question in this article. It was overgrown and vacant. Who mentioned Westhampton. I'm done. But I live in Jackson Ward. I would be interested in where the rest of you live. My bet is most complaining don't even live within the city. But, carry on....

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Posted by SouthsideRVA on 04/13/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

All I'm reading is a bunch of complaints with no solutions...

Clark...reading comprehension. The other projects like the breweries, apartments all followed the announcement of the Redskin facility. So claiming it is invisible is ridiculous when EVERY project you do see was a result of the expectation of the facility bringing new people to the area.

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Posted by SouthsideRVA on 04/13/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

Scott, what "grass root" input are you speaking of. The very person who wrote this opinion was once a member of the same schoolboard that could have made the changes necessary! She was part of the system. And if you think that letting a overgrown field in the middle of town sit vacant is a perfect way to build a tax base then you are part of the people making this a "two bit town"

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Posted by SouthsideRVA on 04/13/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

The "opinion" piece assumes that the property would be sold for $7.5-$10M. But, we all know that the property has been sitting vacant for over 30 years. It was literally a dumping ground for dead bodies. So, proposing a use for a property that NO one cared about until this deal was introduced is in no way criminal. In fact, no one would have even cared to live or work in the downtown area if not for the changes made to this city to revitalize it. So, the property is only valued that high because of the very same economic policies she complains about. So, this money couldn't have been "stolen" from the school system because the value of the property is irrelevant if there was no buyers in sight. She also blamed this deal on why we have potholes. But, because it is an opinion piece, I'm sure she is forgetting about most of our major roads getting repaved recently in preparation for the bike race. And people also complained about money being spent on those road repairs. I'm sure she also has an "opinion" on that too. The fact that the only person she could quote to back her up was Loupasi tells me everything I need to know about the writer.... There is a reason that Scott's Addition is booming right now...one of those reasons is the Redskins. I hate to say it. Because, I'm a Cowboys fan. But that huge surge of fans helped boost the price of the FFV Condos (because of the view of the field). It definitely boosts business to the restaurants along the boulevard during the camp. That growth caused a boom in construction of new residential property in a once abandoned industrial section of the city. Scotts addition is booming now. This city needs to regrow it's tax base to survive. Schools can't get the money they need if that money keeps moving further out into the county. How do we get that money to stay within city borders without these new projects that everyone has their "opinion" about?

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Posted by SouthsideRVA on 04/13/2016 at 8:16 AM

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