Hatch Kitchen RVA wins GRACRE, Golden Hammer awards

Images of the Hatch Kitchen RVA at Clopton Siteworks incubator. (Courtesy of Historic Richmond)

A food-and-beverage incubator in Richmond’s Southside was among the top honorees at two recent awards ceremonies recognizing standout real estate projects in the region.

Hatch Kitchen RVA at Clopton Siteworks took home trophies in both the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate’s annual awards and the Golden Hammer awards put on by nonprofits Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design.

The three-building Hatch campus includes a co-working commercial kitchen, private commercial kitchens, a 125-seat café and other production and warehousing space. It is part of Lynx Ventures’ redevelopment of the former tobacco storage warehouses at Maury and Clopton streets.

Hatch’s portion of the site won the incubator award in GRACRE’s 20th annual ceremony, as well as one of two Golden Hammers presented this year in the “best adaptive reuse” category.

It was the only nominee to win awards in both competitions. In addition to Lynx, project team members included Fultz & Singh Architects, JIW Architecture, Balzer & Associates, M.L. Bell Construction and Sadler & Whitehead LLC.

The Sheltering Arms Institute facility. (Courtesy of GRACRE)

GRACRE’s Project of the Year award went to Sheltering Arms Institute, the $95 million inpatient rehabilitation hospital developed by Sheltering Arms Hospital and VCU Health in Goochland County’s West Creek at 2000 Wilkes Ridge Drive. Hourigan was the project’s general contractor, and HDR was the architect.

The other Golden Hammer awarded in the adaptive reuse category went to the second phase of The Cooperage, Historic Housing’s apartment conversion of a former tobacco warehouse on Overbrook Road. Team members included SWA Architects, Emerge Construction Group, Sadler & Whitehead, and engineering firm Speight, Marshall & Francis.

The Emerald Barn team accept their award from Cyane Crump with Historic Richmond, left, and Shawn Balon of Storefront for Community Design, right. (Courtesy of Magali deVulpillieres Photography)

A total of 12 Golden Hammers were awarded this year, recognizing standout preservation and revitalization projects. The 10 others were:

Hybrid Award for Healthy and Sustainable Workspaces: The Emerald Barn, Dovetail Construction’s recently expanded office building adapted from a former trolley repair shed at 1620 Brook Road.

Images of Arts & Letters Creative Co.’s office at the Power Plant at Lucky Strike building. (Images courtesy Historic Richmond)

Hybrid Award for Urban Trends in Creativity and Collaboration: Arts & Letters Creative Co.’s office at the Power Plant at Lucky Strike building in Shockoe Bottom.

Best New Construction: Urban Hope’s pair of townhomes at North 21st and W streets in the East End.

Capital Trees representatives accept their “Best Placemaking” award for the Low Line Green project. (Courtesy of Magali deVulpillieres Photography)

Best Placemaking (three winners): The JXN Project (Enjoli Moon and Sesha Joi Moon, et al.); The Low Line Green (Capital Trees et al.); Church Hill North and Kitchens at Reynolds (Steven Markel et al.).

Best Residential (two winners): 805 Chimborazo Blvd. (Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, Obsidian et al.); Villacarillo residence at 8219 Whittington Drive (Ron Villacarillo and RIC Design Build).

Best Restoration (two winners): Dr. William Hughes House at 508 St. James St. (Johannas Design Group, L&Z Historic et al.); Masons’ Hall at 1807 E. Franklin St. (Richmond Randolph Lodge No. 19 and Masons’ Hall 1785, Historic Richmond et al.).

Descriptions and photos of the winning projects and all other Golden Hammer nominees are available here.

Other GRACRE award winners included:

Affordable housing project: The Mirage – Apartment conversion of the former Caritas Furniture Bank in Manchester by Crescent Development and Spy Rock Real Estate. The 139-unit project had previously been called Spa Lofts.

Community impact project: The Caritas Center – $28 million conversion of a former Philip Morris complex at 2220 Stockton St. KBS was the general contractor, Walter Parks Architects was the designer and Flourish Space was the interior designer.

Industrial project: Willis Commerce Center – 405,000-square-foot distribution center by Scannell Properties between the PepsiCo facility and the General Electric manufacturing plant on Willis Road.

VCU’s newly constructed Engineering Research Building. (BizSense file)

Institutional project: VCU College of Engineering’s Engineering Research Building – $93 million building at the northeast corner of Cary and Belvidere streets. Project team members included Kjellstrom + Lee Construction, Baskervill, Goody Clancy, and Smith + McClane.

Mixed-use large-scale project: City View Marketplace –Thalhimer Realty Partners development at 609 Hull St., part of its larger City View Landing redevelopment of the former Reynolds South plant in Manchester.

Mixed-use mid-scale project: Hill Standard – Mixed-use project by developers Charles Bice and Birck Turnbull with 16 apartments and commercial tenants such as Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. and The Veil Brewing Co. Corinthian Construction was the contractor, and Fultz & Singh Architects was the designer.

Multifamily project: The Summit – mixed-use development with 166 apartments by SNP Properties at 3022 W. Broad St. Walter Parks Architects designed the project.

Office transformation: The James Center atrium renovation – part of redevelopment of the James Center at 901, 1021 and 1051 E. Cary St. Baskervill designed the project, and Hourigan was the contractor.

New office project: Kinsale Insurance Co. headquarters building – 150,000-square-foot building in Westwood area of Henrico. Contractor: Hourigan; architect: Baskervill.

Gather, a chain of coworking spaces, opened its newest location at 14321 Winterbreeze Drive in Midlothian. (Courtesy of Gather)

New coworking office: Gather Midlothian – The coworking chain’s fourth Richmond-area office at 14321 Winterbreeze Drive in Winterfield Crossing. Perretz and Young Architects designed the building, EDC was the general contractor, and Hickok Cole was the interior architect.

Restaurant project: The Pit and The Peel renovation including a 1,750-square-foot rooftop patio at West Main and North Brunswick streets. Fultz & Singh Architects was the designer, M.L. Bell was the builder and Balzer & Associates was the engineer.

Retail project: Ukrop’s Market Hall – Redevelopment of former Bon Air Baptist Church sanctuary building in Henrico.

Industrial sale: 1301 Battery Brooke Parkway – $21.35 million sale of Hill Phoenix plant in Chesterfield County. Colliers’ Will Bradley and Mark Williford represent the seller.

Multifamily sale: Canopy at Ginter Park apartments – $83.75 million for 301-unit apartment complex in Northside. Charles Wentworth and Garrison Gore of Colliers’ Richmond office worked the deal locally.

Office lease: SimpliSafe – 60,000 square feet in the former Miller & Rhoads building at Willow Lawn. Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Greater Richmond Partnership and Henrico County EDA to secure the project, with site selection assistance from law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Office sale: Midtown office portfolio – $19.2 million for a three-building assemblage consisting of One Holland Place and the Vistas I and II. Colliers International’s Will Bradley and Mark Williford represented seller Allegiancy in the deal.

Other GRACRE winners included: East End Health Center (medical office project); The Connexion at Westcott (multifamily project amenity); Ocean Network Express (office renovation); and West Village(land sale).

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