The proposed redevelopment of the Intermediate Terminal near Rocketts Landing by Stone Brewing company has hit a permanent snag due to significant structural issues. The plan, as reported by Richmond BizSense, is for Stone Brewery to propose a demolition of this building and replace it with another structure. Take a look at a video posted by Stone Brewery two days ago:
In the video Greg Koch, Stone co-founder & Executive Chairman, and Juliellen Sarver, Community Relations Manager take us on a “final tour of the Richmond “Terminal Warehouse #3” building as a farewell love letter to it after learning just two days before that it had structural and environmental remediation issues so significant that they were not financially viable for repair.”
The building itself is not exactly popular with many considering it nothing more than an eyesore. The company wanted to transform it but unfortunately could not. “However, since this time we’ve been working with architects to create a new building that will meet the standards of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on this very property. Our commitment to creating something truly special has not changed, so stay tuned!”
This creation of a new building needs to go through a process. Genni Sasnett, President of the Chuch Hill Association of RVA, explains in a letter sent to the neighborhood last week that “Such change would require an amendment to the ordinance governing the agreement between Stone and the city. This issue was on the agenda to be considered by the Finance Committee of the City Council last night. Quick action on the part of the Historic Preservation and Land Use Committee of CHA of RVA apparently contributed to a delay in those considerations until additional information is provided to the community.”
According to the leadership of the CHA of RVA, they had so far “not received any notification of this development and only through friends of CHA that we learned from it”. CHPN has reached out to the CHA for further comment and we’ll report whenever we hear an update.