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Jefferson Town Homes project could break ground by October


Richmond BizSense has the word on the latest planned for Jefferson Town Homes:

Developer Ron Hunt and his company Genesis Homes are building a 151-unit, 173,000-square-foot apartment complex at Cedar and 19th streets, according to a development plan submitted last week to the city. The four-story development sits on 3.5 acres and will be known as Cedar Street Apartments. The existing Jefferson Town Homes will be torn down to make way for the new Genesis project.

A version of this project has been in the works since at least 2010. The apartments to be torn down and replaced are the town homes south of Venable Street.

The images above are from some of the plan sheets that were presented to Planning and Development Review PDF).

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11 comments

JD 08/07/2012 at 9:23 AM

I was hoping to see a new street grid incorporated into this project to give the area more of an urban feel. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing suburban-style development in an urban area.

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john_m 08/07/2012 at 9:36 AM

By description only, without having seen any drawing for this, it sounds like it will have a more urban feel that what it is there now – 4 stories, closer to the sidewalk.

Anybody seen anything on what this is supposed to look like?

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john_m 08/07/2012 at 10:43 AM

I’ve been forwarded drawings for the project and have updated the post.

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JD 08/07/2012 at 11:29 AM

Definitely more urban but the large areas of surface parking are blah.

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Michael 08/07/2012 at 12:42 PM

If these drawings are accurate, this would be a tremendous improvement. Please proceed!

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JD 08/07/2012 at 1:22 PM

Definitely an improvement!

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Houdon 08/07/2012 at 1:41 PM

This isn’t perfect, but the neighborhood association did its best to shape the outcome with the tools we had. The developer agreed to re-zone the property to R-63 (which was our original request back in 2009). That was essential to getting the buildings along the street and hiding surface parking. He also agreed to retain, but limit, the number of subsidized units to less than 20 percent. The remainder will be market rate. In addition, he profferred masonry and cementitious siding, screening of surface parking, street trees, 30 bike racks, and a community meeting space open to the neighborhood. This is indeed an improvement over what is there.

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Cadeho 08/07/2012 at 8:56 PM

So they split the complex in two? And the ones facing Venable will still stand?

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Not welcoming to newcomers? - Page 2 - City-Data Forum 08/22/2012 at 2:01 PM

[…] of opinion in the neighborhood and the latest update on the project drew very little opposition. Jefferson Town Homes project could break ground by October ‹ Church Hill People's Ne… Frankly, I think the progressiveness of many of Richmond's active citizens is what is propelling […]

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Demolition begins at Jefferson Townhomes ‹ Church Hill People's News 01/30/2013 at 9:46 AM

[…] Demolition started today on the apartments along the 1900 block of Cedar Street. A 151-unit, 173,000-square-foot apartment complex to be known as Cedar Street Apartments will be built on the site. […]

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Erin 01/24/2014 at 2:55 PM

How do we find rental info on this property??

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