The CREW October meeting was a members-only meeting held on October 16th, 2019. The 2020 Board of Directors was presented and voted upon and CREW Richmond welcomed Carrie Roth, President & CEO of the Virginia Bio+Tech Park. Carrie gave a presentation about the future of the park, which includes plans for a new building; as well as the future of Activation Capital, a nonprofit associated with the Bio+Tech Park that works to support innovation and entrepreneurs in the Richmond region.
A parking lot at the corner of Eighth & Leigh Streets will become a new 100,000 square foot facility currently dubbed “8L”. Right across from the proposed Navy Hill development, the building will serve as an in-between stage for budding bio and tech companies that have outgrown their startup phase but aren’t quite ready to lease or build their own facility.
Plans for the building included a breezeway that connects 7th & 8th streets, a rooftop event space, and auditorium space.