Three new mixed-use new-construction projects underway will augment the area’s live/walk urban mix by bringing 25 new apartments, a community/event space and 3 new commercial spaces online between May and October of this year.
Patrick Henry Square
Sterling Bilder’s Patrick Henry Square, in the works since late 2013 and aiming to be completed in May, is a conversion of the old Nolde Garage and a parking lot into mixed-use complex tucked up behind Patrick Henry Park. The development will have 18 apartments, a 4,200 square foot townhouse, and 6,500 square feet of commercial space. There will also be a community/event space that will be open to the public during certain hours.
“I’m excited about the development coming on line, ” says Josh Bilder. “I consider it an honor to be building in Church Hill. Without the people of the Church Hill and the City of Richmond believing in me and supporting me I wouldn’t have been able to do this.”
While it was reported that an optometrist would be taking the commercial space, this has fallen through and Bilder is still seeking a tenant.
32nd and Marshall
Urban Core’s project at 32nd and Marshall streets is converting an empty lot along one of the neighborhood’s natural commercial corridors into 3 apartments and a commercial space. The spaces should be for lease in June or July, to be available in August.
The commercial space is available. “We would love a restaurant or other service based business,” Jeff Bunch from Urban Core says. “Office would be fine. Something that offers services to the neighborhood would be ideal in our eyes.”
23rd and Jessamine Street
Matt Jarreau’s building in the triangle on 23rd Street will really get going this summer, and should be completed by September/October of this year.
This will bring 4 apartments and a commercial space – potentially a restaurant with a patio on the point.
“I would love a restaurant concept to go in that space,” Jarreau says. “I am sold on it being an asset to the community overall vs retail or an office of sorts.”