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Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School Slated for Wrecking Ball

The local middle-school located on Forest Hill Avenue will be turned into a green space.




Freshly re-elected School Board Member Johnathan Young announced on Facebook about plans to bring down Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School.

Demolition, Coming Soon. I am pleased to share that this evening the School Board of the City of Richmond approved demolition of the former Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School on Forest Hill Avenue next to Huguenot High. The antiquated building was replaced by the new River City Middle School located at Hull Street/Elkhardt Road. To retain the old building would cost taxpayers $100k a year but subsequent demolition the site will be retained by Richmond Public Schools as a green site.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.