The Power List from Style Weekly is out, and I’m wondering why I’m not on it (sarcasm). Seriously, though, if you haven’t read it, then you need to. Even if there are people on it that you don’t think deserve it, or vice versa, there is a lot to learn about the movers and shakers in Richmond from this list.
I thought these stats from VCU President Eugene Trani’s entry (at #3 on the list) was particularly interesting, just from a development/re-development standpoint:
Let us count the ways Trani influences Richmond — in concrete. The university has added more than $1.2 billion worth of new buildings and infrastructure since Trani took office in 1990. Another 40 new buildings — totaling about $1 billion — are on the way, including the new medical center and Monroe campus east of Belvidere. Protests over the university’s demolishing of historic buildings didn’t stick to Teflon Trani — just watch the preservationists react when he tears down MCV’s West Hospital.