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Richmond's tallest building in limbo amid Youngkin tug of war with lawmakers

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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The future of Richmond's tallest building is in limbo amid a budget squabble between the legislature and Gov. Youngkin. Why it matters: The state deemed the 29-story Monroe Building non-functional in January, citing unreliable elevators (workers have gotten stuck) and bathrooms that aren't ADA-compliant. The big picture: Democrats in the state legislature unveiled a proposed budget that removed $50 million Youngkin had earmarked to demolish the Monroe Building and renovate Main Street Centre, aka the Virginia Lottery building, the Times-Dispatch reports. • They instead want to explore whether the state...

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