After holding a prime Short Pump parcel for seven years, a local real estate firm is preparing the site for development.
The Rebkee Co. has submitted preliminary plans with Henrico County to develop a mixed-use project on 13 acres at the northwest corner of Three Chopt Road and Lauderdale Drive, next to the firm’s Kroger-anchored Corner at Short Pump shopping center.
Coined the Everleigh Apartments and Office Building, plans call for a four-story, 165-unit apartment building geared toward seniors on about 9 acres along Three Chopt Road. A two-story, 38,000-square-foot office building is proposed for the remaining acreage near the signalized intersection and Three Chopt Road and Lauderdale Drive.
Rebkee’s Dan Hargett did not return a call requesting comment Tuesday.
Greystar, a national apartment developer and management firm, also is listed on site plans for the pending project. The company could not be reached for comment on its affiliation with Everleigh.
Greystar’s lone holding in the Richmond market is the University Apartments at Ettrick near Virginia State University, which it owns and manages.
The project still must go through the county planning approval process. Rebkee has submitted a request to rezone the property to a residential designation that allows for a mix of age-restricted multifamily housing and an office development on the site – a change from the present zoning of 79 townhomes that were planned for the property nearly a decade ago.
The firm’s rezoning request was introduced last month, but deferred to Henrico County Planning Commission’s April 12 meeting.
Wedged between the Corner at Short Pump and the Foxfield at Wellesley townhome properties, the 13-acre site has been poised for growth for years.
Rebkee purchased the land in 2011 for $1.9 million, according to county records, the same year it bought the Corner at Short Pump – excluding Kroger’s parcel – for $6.5 million.
The original developers had envisioned and received approval for townhomes on the Everleigh site, but that piece never came to fruition.
Nearly a decade later, demand for residential density appears to be driving Everleigh and other projects to build apartments and townhomes.
Plans for the final phase of GreenGate’s residential component also have been filed to add 29 townhomes and a nine-lot, single-family residential section. Once built out, the GreenGate residential section will boast nearly 250 units.
Just west on 23 acres at 12401 W. Broad St., Atlanta-based Core Property Capital plans to add 115 townhomes and five commercial buildings, including a possible Sheetz gas station, at the Henrico-Goochland border.