The Richmond Register

April 2, 2013

Grand Campus Communities’ site plan to be revised again

Register staff report

RICHMOND — In early February, Grand Campus Communities, which is building a privately owned student housing complex at Lancaster Avenue and Barnes Mill Road, asked the Richmond Planning Commission for permission to alter its site plan.

Among the changes approved then was moving its clubhouse into one its two main buildings.

A month later, the developers were back before the planners asking that the clubhouse be an independent structure as originally proposed.

Putting the clubhouse in the basement of one of the two residential buildings would require it to meet a different set of building codes, said Anna King, the city’s planning and zoning assistant. That led the developers to again request it be an independent structure, which the commission approved.

Other alterations of the site plan, including constructing one of the main buildings at a lower elevation, was left in place, King said.

Grand Campus Communities is owned by Richmond developer Ed Worley and Lexington businessman Brent Rice.