friendliness of the city and the ease of access to major highways make this project an exciting place for companies to locate, relocate and grow. Retail opportunities will also be incorporated into the master plan considering the high traffic and favorable demographics. Residential demand in the area is high and it will be carefully considered during our planning process in order to blend it into the plan.” A memorial veterans park and trail are expected to be incorporated into the location. Concluding his remarks after the Memorial Day parade, Toneff reminded onlookers about the freedoms that define America – such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. “But I worry about freedom of
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long-awaited development at the site of the former Veterans Administration Hospital at Route 21 and Miller Road. One of the largest VA hospitals in the country when it was built in 1961, the 103-acre facility closed in 2011. In March, Independence-based DiGeronimo Companies announced that it started a master planning exercise to evaluate potential uses for the site. The announcement followed years of negotiations by the city to acquire the property from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - the final price was a dollar. The city signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DiGeronimo to redevelop the site. “The site has tremendous potential for a variety of uses, including large corporate campus, office park, residential, retail and hospitality,” DiGeronimo said. “The business-
LAND OF THE FREE: Brigade of the American Revolution 5th Virginia Regiment firing their muskets at the Memorial Day celebration (opposite page); Flags of Honor evening display (above).
civil disobedience,” he said. “Peaceful protest and dissent is still patriotic. We can disagree with the protesters, but we must remember that they – you and me and all of us – we have the right to challenge the government peacefully.”
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