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“Fulton Yard” Planned for a mix of 535 apartments

From Richmond BizSense:

Zimmer is seeking a combination of residential and commercial zoning designations for the three parcels that make up the site along Old Osborne Turnpike (Route 5), Orleans Street and Nicholson Street from railroad giant CSX.


Where is Fulton Yard going to be?

Fulton Yard is a a mixed-use development between historic Fulton Hill and the James River, here in Richmond, VA. Per the website:

Named after one of Richmond’s largest rail yards, these three unique sites will consist of retail, office and residential space. With direct access to the James River and the Virginia Capital Trail, the development will be geared toward active residents. Bike and watercraft storage, a pool and game courts will be available to residents, along with stunning views of the James River from the roof deck. Public art and train trestle improvements will pay tribute to the historic Fulton neighborhood.

When will construction start?

Construction will start mid year 2020.

This is looking like a huge project. Fulton has had some projects in the past, with Stone Brewing Co being one of the bigger investments in the area. The question now is how will the neighborhood change with such a large presence. We will reach out to the planners and do an update as soon as we can.

If you’d like to read the agenda for the Henrico Board of Supervisors meeting from yesterday, find it below.

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Richmond Burning
Richmond Burning
1 year ago

*Sigh*

Robert J. Smith III
Robert J. Smith III
1 year ago

So long, green space.

Angela Wagner Costa
Angela Wagner Costa
1 year ago

Why can’t this area just be left alone

Paul Fawcett
Paul Fawcett
1 year ago

The 13 acre easternmost lot is where the former Chesapeake and Ohio steam-era roundhouse was located (the foundation is still visible on Google Earth). Without question the soil there will be profoundly contaminated with arsenic, creosote, coal ash, petroleum products, pesticides and herbicides, etc.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
1 year ago

Well maybe we will get a grocery store and a *gasp* coffee house down here in this vast barren desert.

Leon Buckminster Lewis
Leon Buckminster Lewis
1 year ago

Angela Wagner Costa $$$

Leon Buckminster Lewis
Leon Buckminster Lewis
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Karen Smith you know there’s already a coffee shop, right? Also multiple grocery stores within a few miles.

Havis L. Wright
Havis L. Wright
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Karen Smith arent Farm Fresh, and 25th market minutes from here and White Oak or Varina Food Lion like ten minutes from here.

Justin Fritch
Justin Fritch
1 year ago

Finally! So sick at looking at it in what was once a dense neighborhood.

Liz
Liz
1 year ago

With all due respect, Rocketts Landing is not a vast barren desert.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Havis L. Wright Food Lion is a last resort. I live in Fulton and would love to have something closer, yes, but even more so some dining options in this neighborhood would be wonderful. Hoping future development will bring more of that.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Leon Buckminster Lewis what coffee shop in Fulton/Rockett’s?

William Bagby
William Bagby
1 year ago

Maybe someone should’ve asked that question back in the 1970’s when the city destroyed what was there before…

William Bagby
William Bagby
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Like Havis said Farm Fresh is close by, plus it’s easily accessible via the bus.

Also nowadays I wouldn’t call food lion a last resort given it’s cheaper than most stores now

Ilya Yablochnikov
Ilya Yablochnikov
1 year ago

What green space? It’s too small to be home to animals and it’s surrounded by roads and railroads. These are not parks, no one goes there. I think it’s good to add some density there and it’s right on the Pulse. The only thing that I worry about is more people coming into the city or even trying to get on 95/195 when there’s already so much traffic on Main Street and Dock Street. It’s really hard to cross those streets and drivers speed and ignore pedestrian crossings. Sometimes cars back up for blocks and there are no other ways… Read more »

Justin Fritch
Justin Fritch
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Karen Smith They kept trying to open restaurant/market concepts in Rocketts but they always managed to fail at both. I wish we could get at least small market with the essentials down here. An ALDI in Fulton Yard would be amazing.

Karen Smith
Karen Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Karen Smith

Justin Fritch actually I am loving the new LIDL on Laburnum! Next best thing to a Trader Joe’s! ?

Paul Fawcett
Paul Fawcett
1 year ago

William This was all CSX property, and Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad before that. What was the city’s involvement?

William Bagby
William Bagby
1 year ago

Paul She said this area, which I presume to mean the overall area of Fulton Bottom

Tricia Dunlap
Tricia Dunlap
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Fawcett

Paul Fawcett federal and state laws address environmental contaminants. It is not unusual for parcels to need (and receive) remediation before RE-development. In fact, most urban parcels have some kind of remediation done. Given that federal law imposes clean up liability on whomever owns the property, I’m confident that a Phase 1 environmental review was done before it changed hands. If the Phase 1 indicated likely contamination, then a Phase 2 review would pinpoint the issue so it could be fixed before anything is built.

Chris Harnish
Chris Harnish
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul Fawcett

Tricia Dunlap That’s a bit naive. We have plenty of laws for mine safety too, hows that work. Are you familiar with how difficult it is to actually clean up contamination? Again, there are lots of laws, enforcement is an assumption we cannot make.

Chris Harnish
Chris Harnish
1 year ago

Wow, this development will surely be a boon for low income families! Finally, more affordable housing 🙁

Clay Sreet
Clay Sreet
10 months ago

Gee, I’m old enough to remember how Stone Brewing displaced a lot of wildlife including the deer I would see on that land regularly.

Keith BC
Keith BC
5 months ago

WOW, How Stone Brewing displaced a deer, WOW! How about the displacement of 800 plus families, who were lied too and used. At the same, the land lay barren for about 40 years. They sold my grandmother and a couple of hundred other grandmother’s, mother’s and father’s a damn lie. The lie was called urban renewal. Which turned out to be, urban removal! There were 3 community areas they were looking at. One in particular was probably the worst, which was Oregon Hill, there to was the lower fan, in the area of the Village Restaurant, which was on the… Read more »

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