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The future of Virginia Center Commons and the area around it

Mar 24, 2020 from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA

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Event Summary

What is the future of Virginia Center Commons and the area around it? Now that the mall has been sold and Henrico County has plans to put an indoor sports arena on part of the site, what other plans are in store for the mall and surrounding property? Should the mall remain as a shopping center? Should it have a combination of offices and apartments? What happens to the area near the mall - both in Henrico and Hanover counties?


Richmond Times-Dispatch

300 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Event Details

The next Metro Business Live event — on Tuesday, March 24 — will talk about the future of the area around Virginia Center Commons.

A panel of experts will discuss the topic at that event. The panelists will be:

Rob Hargett, a co-founder and principal of The Rebkee Co., a Richmond-based development company that is part owner in Virginia Center Commons as well as Regency mall

Neil Amin, chief executive officer of Shamin Hotels, the largest hotel operator in Virginia and in the Richmond region

Adam Bonosky, an architect and planner with Dover, Kohl & Partners, the Florida-based firm that is conducting a charrette session with neighbors and others in early March on ideas for the future of Virginia Center Commons

Neil Luther, who has served as the director of Henrico's division of recreation and parks since 2011 and is overseeing the new sports arena
E. Linwood Thomas IV, Hanover's economic development director since April 2017 and the economic development director in King George County for four years before that.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Business Editor Gregory J. Gilligan will moderate the discussion.