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Mayor Prepared to Release Shockoe Report

Press Conference Scheduled for MondayWHO: Mayor Dwight C. JonesWHAT: Release of Executive Summary on the Proposed
Shockoe Center DevelopmentWHEN: 2 p.m. - Monday, May 18, 2009WHERE: City Hall
Second Floor Large Conference Room
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219BACKGROUND:
Mayor Dwight Jones hired consultants in March of this year to review Highwoods Properties' proposed development of a mixed-use project in Shockoe Bottom. Among other things, the report cites the proposal as a potentially very attractive economic development opportunity for the City.With the preliminary results of the study, Mayor Jones said he is "more confident in his knowledge of the implications of the proposed project. We now have information that we can share with stakeholders as well as our regional partners as we work to chart our course from here. All of the implications have to be considered and I'm prepared to outline the steps ne…