The Church Hill Association of RVA will meet this Tuesday November 10th at 6:30pm via Zoom. Correction: This is a Historic Preservation and Land Use Committee Meeting within Church Hill Association
Topics released to CHPN to be discussed are:
• ITEM #1 – 2801 E. Broad Street @ Pear Street: Project Update by Guest and Developer Guy Blundon – Shiplock 2, LLC
FINAL UPDATE: Guy will provide answers to questions not answered in the October meeting.
BACKGROUND: this is the project was originally started by Louis Salomonsky, who sold the land and initial design to Guy Blundon. The HPLUC previously met and recommended approval for this project. Guy will update us on its status, which is being constructed according to the plans previously presented to the HPLUC. In addition to the update, he will be discussing Pear Street elevations and possible installation of solar panels, and HVAC exposure on rooftop.
• ITEM #2 – 520 N. 25th Street: Presentation by Guest Zoe York, Ninety Three, LLC
BACKGROUND: This is the building located at the corner of E. Leigh & N. 25th Streets formerly used as a Masonic Lodge. CHPN covered the purchase of this property. Ninety Three LLC intends to convert this property into a small brewery and restaurant that offers retail for on-site consumption and take-home beer. The first floor will be used as the food preparation kitchen, dining area, and office operations area for the business. The second floor, which was used as meeting space, will become a flex space for special events. The basement will be used for storage and as the production/blending area for beer. There will be an outdoor seating area established in the greenspace adjacent to the building along E. Leigh St. A small shed will be erected on the opposite side of the building, adjacent to the existing HVAC equipment.
CURRENT ZONING: R-63 Multi-family Urban Residential District. The principal use as a
restaurant/commercial space is permitted on a corner lot in R-63. The SUP is required because the building and use as proposed exceeds 5000 SF (Conditional Use Permit required if project is up to 5000 SF). R-63 zoning permits restaurants in corner locations up to 1500 SF. This project exceeds both the 1500 and 5000 SF and therefore requires an SUP to operate in this building as proposed.
• ITEM #3 – 2018 E. Broad Street: Lory Markam – Markam Planning – PROJECT UPDATE:
A subcommittee of the HPLUC met on 10/21/2020 to discuss the proposed development of this parcel, last used as Duke’s auto repair shop. Discussion of subcommittee findings will be presented.
•ITEM #4 PRESERVATION ISSUE: Richmond 300 Master Plan
The Richmond 300 Plan continues to advance toward final approval at upcoming City Council meetings. The CHA and multiple civic organizations have participated in, and offered numerous comments to help guide the plan in the various sections of the city. Unfortunately, the overwhelming feeling of citizens that this process has not been transparent to the very specific requests have been thoroughly communicated throughout the planning process to address concerns of citizens in their neighborhoods. DISCUSSION REQUIRED: HPLUC will discuss next steps related to communicating the CHA’s concerns already expressed to city planners the Planning Commission to City Council members prior to their final vote on the Richmond 300 Master Plan. Initial strategies will be discussed during this meeting.
If you live within the boundaries of the Church Hill Association and are interested in attending this meeting you can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org