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September 25, 2017

Sherwood Park Civic Association v. Union Presbyterian Seminary Virginia

These are the copies of the pleadings filed by our lawyers.  The court date is Monday, 9/25/17 at 9 am.

May 14, 2017

Preservation Virginia: Taxpayer Costs of the Development of the Westwood Tract

The proposed development with 301 units will cost taxpayers over $22 million - and this does not include stormwater mitigation or historic impacts.

Elementary school costs (Holton) $8 million over 5 years.  This does not include middle of high school costs.  Full build out of the site (1170 units) would cost $56 million over 5 years.

·         Per neighborhood analysis, necessary improvements to Westwood/Lamont, Brook/Westwood, and Brook Road improvements would be $12-14 million.  Full build out of the site (1170 units) would likely require a reconstruction of the Westwood/Hermitage/Brookland intersection in the $16-18 million range.  The neighborhood analysis indicated that the Westwood/Lamont intersection would be unsafe and fail during the morning peak period for the Canopy project alone;  the Westwood/Lamont intersection would likely fail completely at full build out of 1170 units.

May 03, 2017

May 2017 Transcript of Mayor Stoney's Address re: the Westwood Tract


March 31, 2017

2017 Legal Filing on Westwood Tract


April 01, 2017

Exhibits to Petition


March 29, 2017

2017.03.29 Update & Overview re: Westwood Tract & HUD financing


March 01, 2017

Talking Points for March 2017 HUD meeting

August 01, 2016

Download the Plan of Development

Here are two direct download links to PDF files of the Plan of Development, as approved by the City Planning Dept., last year. These are large files on large sheets (drawings) so they should be downloaded to a computer, not to a phone.


The first file is the site plan submission, which includes stormwater management, the overall site plan, landscape plans, site lighting, and other site features.



The second file is the architectural file with building plans and elevations. This package is for the plan of development (POD) submission only, and is meant to be a general representation of the proposed building features. It is not the building permit related set of drawings.


September 01, 2014

2014 Letter to Dr. Blount (no response)


September 10, 2014

Sept 2014 Westwood Tract Update


August 01, 2014

August 2014 Westwood Tract Update


June 30, 2014

June 2014 Westwood Tract Update

March 01, 2014

Planning Committee March 2014 Handout


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History of the Westwood Tract and the McGuire House (downloadable)

"Although not currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Richmond believes the McGuire Cottage is potentially eligible as a result of its association with McGuire and its evolution from early 19th century farmhouse to 20th century Union Presbyterian Seminary facility. As a significant historic resource, the McGuire Cottage contributes to the culture of the Richmond region and Historic Richmond believes that the preservation of the McGuire Cottage is particularly important."

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