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Richmond puts off purchase of The Diamond — for now

The Diamond

A purchase of The Diamond by the city of Richmond from the Richmond Metropolitan Authority is on hold after the city council put off a final decision.

From Richmond BizSense:

The two ordinances that made up the proposal were scheduled to be heard last night, along with another to accept from the RMA a release of easement on parking areas in the North Boulevard and Hermitage Road area. The third proposal was also pushed back, and the package is now on the agenda for the Nov. 11 council meeting.

No explanation for the delay was given at last night’s meeting.

The proposals call for the city to take over ownership of the North Boulevard property that houses the baseball diamond as well as some stadium parking. The city granted the property to the RMA in 1984.

It doesn’t sound like anything more than a normal delay in governmental deliberations. We looked what a purchase of The Diamond meant for the city and a new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark earlier this month.

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