Three big projects under way along 21st Street and Broad Street will bring almost 500 apartments and more than 13,000 square feet of retail space to the area where Church Hill and Shockoe meet.
Five years ago, a rotted shell of a house sat on the block-long vacant lot at 21st and Broad and, a block south, work was just beginning on converting the American Tobacco building into more than 150 apartments. Following the success of American Tobacco, the Dill Building was rebuilt and reborn, bringing more apartments to 21st Street. Now projects at the Broad and Main intersections along 21st Street will make for a contiguous environment connecting Church Hill and Tobacco Row.
2001 East Broad
The fence recently went up at the construction site for this 74-unit mixed-use development at 21st and Broad Streets. Slated to be four floors of apartments above a ground floor that would includes a lobby and commercial space, with below-ground parking.
Cedar and Broad
The construction underway at the foot of Jefferson Park is the 204-unit Cedar Broad Apartments. The 4-story building will have covered parking spaces and 8,448 square feet of retail space.
Shockoe Valley Heights
Shockoe Valley Heights will transform the block bound by Main, 21st, Franklin, and 20th Streets and is being built in four phases. The first building, Bobber Flats, at 20th and Franklin was ready for occupancy in late 2009 (41-units). The 2nd phase, Engine Company Lofts, will see the 1899 firestation at 21st and Main (vacant for over 40 years) become a restaurant space with 3 or 4 loft-style apartments above. Also in this piece of the development, the building at the corner of 21st and Main will top out at 5 stories will and house 25 apartments and 2,000 square feet of commercial space. The 3rd phase, Old Stone Row (96 units), will be built on the former site of the Secrets of the City nightclub. The fourth phase, Trolley Commons, is planned for early 2011 and will be new construction along Main Street. These buildings will feature 80 residential units, an outdoor pool, 158 parking spaces and 3,000 square feet of retail.
- Shockoe Bottom firehouse part of block-wide plan (12/08 Richmond BizSense)
- Bobber Flats nears completion (11/09 Richmond BizSense)