Bon Secours Will Pay More to City

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports today (11/28/2012) that after "lengthy negotiations over the weekend and Monday secured concessions on school funding in exchange for key votes, Richmond's City Council approved Mayor Dwight C. Jones' economic development package that will build a nearly $9 million training camp facility for the Washington Redskins and allow two major hospital expansions."

Bon Secours Richmond Health System will pay $33,000 a year for the next 60 years under the new terms of leasing Westhampton School for an expansion of nearby St. Mary's Hospital. Initially, Bon Secours was scheduled to pay $5,000 a year for the school lease.

Bon Secours also agreed to pay $100,000 a year for 10 years for school projects.
Bon Secours negotiated to be the major sponsor of the Redskins training camp to be built on 17 acres off Leigh Street behind the Science Museum of Virginia, which will be leased from the state. Bon Secours intends to operate a sports medicine and men's health facility at the training camp site.

An expansion of Richmond Community Hospital in the East End is also planned.