Permit filed for demolition of trolley barn for 82-unit apartment complex

01/22/2017 9:29 AM by

An application has been filed to demolish the old trolley barn (permit #D16021801) at 3801 Glenwood Avenue/3700 East Broad Street.

A new, high desensity project is proposed for the trolley barn parcel. An informed reader says that:

The Trolley Barn at 3801 Glenwood ave is under contract to an out-of-town low-income housing tax credit developer (Humanities Foundation out of Charleston). They are already approved for an 82-unit low income housing tax credit project there. This approval from VHDA never crossed the desk of our council person or Richmond planning department.

The property was notoriously considered for conversion to a sort of gentleman’s club to be called The Kings Retreat back in 2008.

City Council approved an expedited paper at their March 28, 2016 meeting allowing the developers of the adjacent property (the former trailer park) to explore funding/development. Sam Patterson, liaison to Councilperson Cynthia Newbille, said at the time that there would be community meetings, and the project was a ways down the line. This project was eventually cancelled.

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Site with trailer park (undated)




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