Style has a heads-up on the Mayor’s plans to develop the west end of Shockoe around a baseball stadium:
Samuels and others briefed on the plan say it targets the four blocks bounded by Broad, 18th and East Franklin streets and the train tracks.
It calls for a ballpark bordered by street-facing, mixed-use development, specifically a grocery store, 120-room hotel and apartments. The administration has yet to disclose the brand of the store or the hotel, but suggested it has obtained commitments. The mayor is expected to release those and other details when he unveils the plan publicly Monday.
The plan also calls $15 million in utility improvements, sources say, as well as plans for a slave history heritage site […]