Nine Mile Road Health & Wellness Center planned

The proposed construction is part of a larger community initiative led by Bon Secours, the City of Richmond and the Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

During Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille’s monthly community meeting last Monday, one of the discussion points was the the Nine Mile Road health services expansion proposal.

According to Church Hill People’s News,  David Belde, Senior Vice President of Mission Services at Bon Secours Richmond Health System, told those in attendance that there are now plans to construct a new Health and Wellness Center on the 2600 block of Nine Mile Road.

This is the location of Parsley Gas & Convenience Store, now closed.

These and other developments arose after a series of community meetings and events in June of 2010:

The plan details specific proposals for a number of areas and is a result of the input from more than 1,000 people who attended the opening and closing events and the various planning sessions.

To read the entirety of the plan, click here.

According to that urban design section of the proposal, the areas under consideration for significant changes include:

…a corridor of several blocks in width, running the length of 25th Street and Nine Mile Road, with the intersections at Fairmount Avenue, Venable Street and Jefferson Avenue representing important connections to the larger context.

To read the “Year in Progress” publication that followed up on the proposal a year later in 2011, click here.

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Eric Steigleder is a freelance writer, political junkie, coffee-addict and proud Globehopper regular.

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