At that corner?
That question sums up the dissenting opinion on Virginia Commonwealth University’s plan to build its Institute for Contemporary Art at Broad and Belvidere streets.
A Hess gas station sits across the street from the site, now a surface parking lot. Just to the south is a BP gas station and convenience store. A Domino’s Pizza outlet and the Daily Planet, a service provider for the homeless, are located a block away. For some critics, the site of the planned $32 million art institute represents aesthetic dissonance.