The plan will see the transformation of the Navy Hill neighborhood and include an arena, hotel, retail and office, and more. Though committing to a public approval process, Mayor Stoney responded to one reporter’s question about a petition signed by 15,000 city voters to add a ballot referendum on the project saying, “The project’s moving forward either way. I don’t have time to worry about political stunts.”
In a recent VCU survey, 95.4% of students and employees expressed support for a continuation of the existing transportation agreement VCU and GRTC have been piloting since August 2018. Since January, VCU community members have accounted for approximately 12% of GRTC’s total ridership, averaging 87,400 trips a month.