1/7/2021, 6 p.m.
City Hall has not begun talks with the Loving family about purchasing 12 parcels in Shockoe Bottom, including the vacant Loving’s Produce building at 1601 E. Grace St., to add to the proposed Enslaved African Heritage Campus, according to Jim Nolan, press secretary to Mayor Levar M. Stoney.
An article in the Dec. 31, 2020-Jan. 2, 2021, edition incor- rectly reported that the mayor already had an agreement with the Loving family.
The city Planning Commission cleared the acquisition Monday, and Mayor Stoney is expected to gain City Council approval Mon- day, Jan. 11, for a declaration of public necessity enabling the city to proceed to acquire the 1.75 acres that the 12 parcels comprise and that would extend the campus to East Franklin Street.
The Free Press regrets the error.