Sentara has advised Ghent area neighborhoods that:
“Given the lack of community support for this project we will not be pursuing the Discovery day care center as a site for the crisis stabilization unit.”
This is certainly a positive development and one that is no doubt as a result of neighborhoods working together to express our concerns. This effort has included many Ghent Neighborhood League members and area residents contacting Council members, City Officials and Sentara executives to express their concerns. Those opposed to the plan to relocate the Regional Crisis Center into our neighborhood include residents, property owners, physicians, business owners, health care professionals and parents.
What is somewhat uncertain is the status of alternative sites that were and may still be under consideration. Given the lack of community support for any such relocation into our neighborhood, it is the overwhelming consensus of the community that Sentara’s decision on the Discovery day care center site should also apply to other locations in and around our Ghent neighborhood.