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New apartment building planned for Main Street near Millie’s

Carol Hazard has a piece on a new apartment building planned for Main Street:

Developers plan to build a six-story apartment building with 216 units on a parking lot west of Millie’s Diner on East Main Street along Richmond’s Tobacco Row.

The sixth floor will be set back from the front facade of the building, so it won’t be as visible from the street/pedestrian level, said Charles Macfarlane, who is developing the site with Sam McDonald, an owner and partner on the project.

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Bea Cross
Bea Cross
2020 years ago

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Dashawna Wright
Dashawna Wright
2020 years ago

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Tammie Lyle
Tammie Lyle
2020 years ago

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Nick Burdyck
Nick Burdyck
2020 years ago

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Ramzi Hossaini
Ramzi Hossaini
3 years ago

Like we need more of them.

Sandra Lubbers
Sandra Lubbers
3 years ago

This is "Pear Street" reincarnated. Guess you don’t really need 16 stories!

Christopher Layton
Christopher Layton
3 years ago

I love how it blends so well with the old warehouse and row house architecture.

Kitty Sue
Kitty Sue
2020 years ago

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Michael Grabow
Michael Grabow
3 years ago

More tax revenue is a good thing.

Michael Grabow
Michael Grabow
2020 years ago

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Gabrielle Settimio
Gabrielle Settimio
2020 years ago

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Emily Klinedinst
Emily Klinedinst
3 years ago

Ah geez.

Hope Taylor
Hope Taylor
2020 years ago

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Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Less parking options for Millie’s guests.

Danielle Hines
Danielle Hines
2020 years ago

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Bill
Bill
3 years ago

#4 Residential property is a tax burden

Massimo Biasuzzi
Massimo Biasuzzi
2020 years ago

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Nic Caudle
Nic Caudle
3 years ago

are they going to put a decent grocery store in the bottom level? right…

booster
booster
3 years ago

#7 wrong. Dense, multistory one- and two- bedroom apartments are a major real estate tax generator because the market for the apartments is to childless singles/couples/empty-nesters. This type of development generates far more taxes than it uses/causes services. This project in particular does even more if it is new construction with no tax credit or tax abatement.

This is 101 level stuff. Small apartments = major direct tax revenue.

Single family residential sprawl is the tax burden; large-lot sprawl is where school expenses, water/sewer expenses and road expenses outweigh the direct taxes generated.

Daniel Murrow
Daniel Murrow
2020 years ago

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J
J
3 years ago

Virginians cry about anything. The same reason we don’t have major league sports teams here. If you don’t like what’s happening then move to another state! A lot of us are tired of having to drive to Delaware to gamble, D.C. to club (dance) and DC to watch major league sports. All that money could be staying right here on VA!!

Ashley Dawn Goodmundson
Ashley Dawn Goodmundson
3 years ago

Omg please tell me there will be ample parking!? Not on main st preferably

Susan Haas
Susan Haas
2020 years ago

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Danielle Easterly
Danielle Easterly
2020 years ago

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Joe
Joe
3 years ago

If you don’t want growth. Please move to new kent, powhatan etc. I’m so tired of this keep Richmond empty crap. Cities don’t work when they are empty like Richmond is now. We need thousands more apartments.

tony
tony
3 years ago

If you don’t like what’s happening stay right here and fight it. Put forth your vision. No person owns this city there’s room for many viewpoints. Stop crying about what you can’t do here. Create the Richmond you want and see what happens, Others may follow your lead.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
2020 years ago

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J
J
3 years ago

@13 Sorry, but you have poor vision. Richmond is like the only well known city after the civil war that failed to grow beyond a few hundred thousand people. Look at the other cities that burned to the ground. Specifically Atlanta, Gerorgia , Washington DC, Baltimore, MD hell even Miami was completely farmland before it become what is today. There is NO reason why Richmond should not be able to attract some of those high tech jobs in northern VA and lure them to the city! Richmond is prime location. Who would not drive 1 hour in either direction to… Read more »

Bryan Brodie
Bryan Brodie
3 years ago

#14, have to drive to DC to ‘club’? boo-hoo. Hope you have a designated driver for the return trip.

Hey, why not buy “Have A Nice Day Cafe” and reopen it, you can club here. Just be sure to google it 1st to find out why it’s not a club anymore.

and let me know how you get on annexing Henrico county into the city.

Shadow
Shadow
3 years ago

Hi J – I would suggest you maybe check out what Richmond has to offer? My sports friends follow NASCAR or their college teams (which are based in Virginia). We have an AMAZING art scene here: First Fridays, Inlight Richmond, the VMFA (which gets new exhibits all the time), the Richmond ballet, VCU art and dance events, new building murals all the time. On the drinking/going out scene – so many amazing local breweries and restaurants. If you’re into history – awesome house tours, the Valentine, the American Civil War center, the Capitol. And this town must have more street… Read more »

Liz
Liz
3 years ago

Wow Shadow – you just reinforced why I love living in the city of Richmond!! Thank you!!

HW
HW
3 years ago

As re parking, projects like this are the precise ambition of Pulse. Though oddly this joint is doing 1:1 underground parking which will be profoundly expensive but whatev. That aside, yes, it will be difficult to park right next to Millie’s. Park at Main Street Station and walk or take Pulse. I’d much more rather yield the street level to mercantile and pedestrian activity than parked cars.

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