Plans to convert historic building into apartments concerns Richmond councilwoman

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond City Council member is raising concerns over plans to convert a historic building into a living space. 

Councilwoman Kim Gray, who represents the city’s 2nd district, said she is opposed to developers who want to convert the Lee Medical Building into apartments.

“I think there are traffic implications at this traffic circle,” Gray said, “there will be an overlap of traffic with residents coming and going at the same time.”Developers have their eyes set on the property overlooking the Robert E Lee Monument.

They’re hoping to redevelop the building into 63 units, ranging around 450 to 900 square feet, with rent starting at $1350.

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