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Documents in the Richmond assessor’s office show the seller as Daniel US Properties, a limited partnership that had owned Imperial Plaza since 2001.
Initially, however, Creamer said Imperial Management told her sister, Jerry Richardson, in a Zoom call that the plan was to renovate the building.
Creamer acknowledged it needed an upgrade. “It’s the same it was when my aunts were there,” she said. “In fact, I was happy about it.”
But three days later, BSA Property Management Company, also based in New Jersey, told residents and families that because of “an overwhelming amount of feedback concerning the renovation and required relocations,” the new owner had decided to close the assisted living unit and give residents 60 days to relocate, as required by Virginia law.
“Shocking,” Creamer said.
Barry Zolty, a partner at Brentwood, said Friday that the company initially had wanted to move residents while renovating the building, but decided that it made more sense to close the unit entirely to renovate the building as part of the plan to reorient the community to active adults, age 55 years and up.
“This isn’t the ideal assisted living facility,” he said of the multistory building.
Zolty said the 60-day notice is a state requirement, but the company would extend the deadline as necessary.