Do a little search on the O Street development and you’ll find the stuff that provides inspiration for writers. There’s the old debate on gentrification and revitalization, there’s the drama of partners at odds with one another, then a very long 2-year lull with no news and an empty set of buildings. One day, back in November of 2015 the development was now back on track, the architecture firm Architecture AD and contractor Urban core taking on this massive project. Completion is scheduled for early summer 2018.
And now look! They have a website: https://o-streetrva.com/
From the site:
Encompassing an entire block of O Street between 25th and 26th Streets, these townhomes are the newest development in the burgeoning Church Hill neighborhood. The O Street townhomes will combine the best of Richmond’s history with contemporary space planning and modern amenities. A new, ground up build bookends the existing seven meticulously restored and enlarged homes.
The townhomes, built in 1874, reflect Richmond’s history and Church Hill’s artisanal past. Developed by James Netherwood, the block was home to stone carvers, brick masons, engineers, lithographers, painters and a book binder. Netherwood – one of the largest granite suppliers on the East Coast – supplied the granite for Old City Hall, the Mann Netherwood block in historic Church Hill, and many of the statuary pedestals found throughout Richmond.
With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the original renovated houses range in size from 2,000 SF to 2,234 with prices starting in the mid $300’s with substantial tax abatements. The new 2,466 SF townhome features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and is priced in the low $400’s.
Each architect designed home features original, historic detailing, open modern floor plans, roof terraces, and finishes with today’s lifestyles in mind.