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Byline: Gary Robertson
Jun. 28--Virginia Commonwealth University has the authority to approve the disputed demolition of two 19th-century stables in the Oregon Hill Historic District, according to the state's director of General Services, who once thought he had that authority.
The revelation came in recent e-mails to VCU and to an Oregon Hill representative from Richard F. Sliwoski, general services director.
The stables have been the focus of a bitter controversy over a proposed West Cary Street recreation complex, which Oregon Hill residents oppose.
John M. Bennett, VCU's senior vice president for finance and administration, urged …