University health system seeks partnership to develop Navy Hill
Virginia – The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System released details of a proposed complex in the Navy Hill project, a development that would provide much-needed facilities and services to people in downtown Richmond.
Rendering of Navy Hill development
The project calls for redeveloping Navy Hill District’s Block D between 9th and 10th streets, from Leigh Street to Clay Street. The complex, which would be built through a public-private partnership (P3), would include 250 physician-faculty office spaces; replacement facilities for The Doorways; a new Ronald McDonald House; child care and retail pharmacy spaces; other health care-related areas; space for retail shopping and dining; and more than 1,500 parking spaces.
Block D would be sold to a private developer, and facilities would be constructed to specifications defined by partners in the P3 agreement. The facilities also would require a long-term lease.
New facilities would feature suites to accommodate immuno-compromised patients, spaces for families and communities, and dozens of sleep rooms. Officials are anticipating the complex will open in 2021.