Greater Richmond Chamber stands behind Mayor's plan for new ball - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Greater Richmond Chamber stands behind Mayor's plan for new ball park

Posted: Updated:
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones addressed hundreds of members of the Greater Richmond Chamber at the downtown Marriott, Wednesday, urging them to help him make his dream of putting a new ball park in Shockoe Bottom a reality.

"I need you to call City Council members and ask them to vote for this plan," said Jones.

The Chamber is behind the mayor's plan for not just a new ball park, but a new grocery store, apartments, a hotel, and a slave heritage site.

"It brings a lot more than just baseball, it's really about economic development," said Doug Roth of the Greater Richmond Chamber.

"It's time for us to build for the future, and it's time for us to do it together," said Jones to about 700 people attending.

In order to bring all of these ideas to life, the city would have to make some changes to zoning and property, and right now, not everyone's on board.

"Many people don't like change, this is change, this is real change," said Jones.

Mayor Jones says he welcomes the discussion, but one thing is absolute.

"We need more money," he said.

His plan will not only grow the city but help end one of Richmond's biggest problems: poverty.

"It's really a choice, between staying where we are, or going back," said Jones.

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man attacks woman at Henrico park

    Man attacks woman at Henrico park

    Saturday, June 24 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-06-24 18:17:19 GMT
    Henrico Police say they're looking for a man, who tried to rape a woman at a park. The incident happened around 10:55 a.m. Saturday, at Cheswick Park on Forest Avenue. Officers say a man with a gun approached a woman, who was running on the trails in the back of the park. According to the woman, the man then tried rape her at gunpoint. Police say the woman fought back, as the man attacked her. She was eventually able to knock the gun out of his hand, and managed to run away. She...More >>
    Henrico Police say they're looking for a man, who tried to rape a woman at a park. The incident happened around 10:55 a.m. Saturday, at Cheswick Park on Forest Avenue. Officers say a man with a gun approached a woman, who was running on the trails in the back of the park. According to the woman, the man then tried rape her at gunpoint. Police say the woman fought back, as the man attacked her. She was eventually able to knock the gun out of his hand, and managed to run away. She...More >>
  • Police identify woman killed in hit and run motorcycle crash

    Police identify woman killed in hit and run motorcycle crash

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-24 15:54:37 GMT
    Source: VDOTSource: VDOT

    A motorcyclist has died in a crash on Interstate 95 North in Richmond.

    More >>

    A motorcyclist has died in a crash on Interstate 95 North in Richmond.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: 4 rescued from rocks near Belle Isle; no injuries reported

    UPDATE: 4 rescued from rocks near Belle Isle; no injuries reported

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:39:14 GMT

    Richmond fire crews rescued 4 people from the James river who were stuck on the rocks near Belle Isle Saturday night.

    More >>

    Richmond fire crews rescued 4 people from the James river who were stuck on the rocks near Belle Isle Saturday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WGGB/WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.