Northstar Academy plans to renovate the 21,000-square-foot building it acquired and build a gym and athletic fields on the 10-acre parcel.
At least one new school, a technology park, residential development and other uses are proposed for the property the county acquired last year.
The Northside university put up the “VUU” signs a year and a half ago without required approvals from the city and state.
The 9,200-square-foot brick office building and an adjacent surface parking lot are already used by the university and no changes are planned.
“The model this school is based on is we can teach these kids to be successful in the public schools,” said the center’s senior director.
The grocery store will sell to-go coffee and made-to-order sandwiches but it won’t carry alcohol.
In a change of course from what was envisioned for a former motel site it still plans to develop, Virginia Union is planning a student-run hotel farther south.
The Richmond Primary School will serve students in kindergarten through third grade when it begins its first full academic year on Sept 8.
SEQL, which offers an app that connects high school athletes with college coaches, is backed by part-owner Barry Sanders and other pro athletes.
The City Point Innovation Resource Center at 325 Brown St. will serve as an incubator for entrepreneurs and small business owners.