New houses and more in the works for Sugar Bottom

08/31/2017 7:27 AM by

Jonathan Spiers at Richmond BizSense has a good look at what’s up with the new houses in Sugar Bottom and what else is planned for the area:

The first new homes to be built in decades in the neighborhood’s Sugar Bottom area have been sold and are now occupied, with more on the way.

The three modern-style row houses at the foot of East Franklin Street, just downhill from North 29th Street in a valley between Libby Hill Park and Chimborazo Park, are the first of several residential projects planned for Sugar Bottom, an area known historically as one of Richmond’s Civil War-era red light districts.

The block of houses and apartments down the hill from Libby and across from the eastern end of the Church Hill Train Tunnel was the site of a triple homicide in 1994 (“Richmond’s worst year”).



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