Project Snapshot: Work begins on Grove Ave. apartments, cohousing project on Arthur Ashe Blvd.

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A three-story senior living facility at the western end of the Museum District is being razed to make way for apartments. (Mike Platania photos)

Work is underway in the city on a pair of sizable multifamily developments that together will bring more than 450 new bedrooms to Scott’s Addition and the Museum District. 

At 3600 Grove Ave., demolition is in full swing on the former Windsor Senior Living building, which will make way for Georgia-based Flournoy Development Group’s 253-unit, six-story building. 

Over near Scott’s Addition, construction equipment recently arrived at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., where D.C.-based Outlier Realty Capital will build a six-story cohousing development. 

Crews made quick work demolishing the former assisted living facility on Grove Avenue, with the majority of the nearly 70-year-old building coming down in a matter of days. Windsor had operated for decades at the corner of North Thompson Street before closing in 2021. 

A year later, Flournoy had filed plans for the apartment building on the 2.25-acre site. It’s Flournoy’s first project in the Richmond region, and with 253 units, is the one of the most dense multifamily developments to come to the Museum District in recent years. 

Flournoy needed a special-use permit for the plan, which was granted by the city in 2023. During that process, the developers tweaked the design of the building to include more brick in its façade so that the new building would fit in more with the rest of the neighborhood. 

Last December, Flournoy closed on its purchase of the land for $10 million. It’s unclear when the developers hope to have the building completed. Flournoy representatives did not respond to multiple requests for comment. 

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Construction equipment recently arrived at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Meanwhile, Outlier’s development on Arthur Ashe Boulevard looks to be moving forward after sitting idle for nearly four years. 

The D.C. developer filed plans for the site at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. in the early days of the pandemic, and by early 2021 it had purchased the land and received city approval for the project. But other than the demolition of a small garage on the lot, the site had been largely dormant ever since. 

That changed in recent weeks, as heavy construction equipment was moved on-site, followed by fencing and grading of the property’s old surface parking lot. 

Outlier has been consistently mum on its plans over the years, and it didn’t respond to requests for comment for this story, though last October it confirmed to BizSense that the project was still in the works and was expected to move forward soon. 

Outlier’s building would be one of few cohousing developments in the city. Tenants at such developments have their own private bedroom and bathroom, but share kitchens and other common areas with other residents. 

With 148 bedrooms across 29 apartments, Outlier’s development would average over five bedrooms per unit. The building was also initially planned to include a 1,500-square-foot commercial space fronting Arthur Ashe Boulevard. 

The Outlier site is not the only construction site along Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Just to the north is 1117-1201 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., where Level 2 Development and SJG Properties are currently building The Ace, a nearly $100 million mixed-use development that’ll add 295 apartments and 13,000 square feet of commercial space to the neighborhood. 

Work on that project kicked off last fall and a crane has been erected recently as the building begins to go vertical. The nearby Tilt Creative studio and former Cort Furniture showroom at 1207 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. were purchased by SJG and Level 2, but are not part of the redevelopment plan. Cort closed its showroom shortly after construction on The Ace began and the space is now for lease. 

flournoy grove Cropped scaled

A three-story senior living facility at the western end of the Museum District is being razed to make way for apartments. (Mike Platania photos)

Work is underway in the city on a pair of sizable multifamily developments that together will bring more than 450 new bedrooms to Scott’s Addition and the Museum District. 

At 3600 Grove Ave., demolition is in full swing on the former Windsor Senior Living building, which will make way for Georgia-based Flournoy Development Group’s 253-unit, six-story building. 

Over near Scott’s Addition, construction equipment recently arrived at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., where D.C.-based Outlier Realty Capital will build a six-story cohousing development. 

Crews made quick work demolishing the former assisted living facility on Grove Avenue, with the majority of the nearly 70-year-old building coming down in a matter of days. Windsor had operated for decades at the corner of North Thompson Street before closing in 2021. 

A year later, Flournoy had filed plans for the apartment building on the 2.25-acre site. It’s Flournoy’s first project in the Richmond region, and with 253 units, is the one of the most dense multifamily developments to come to the Museum District in recent years. 

Flournoy needed a special-use permit for the plan, which was granted by the city in 2023. During that process, the developers tweaked the design of the building to include more brick in its façade so that the new building would fit in more with the rest of the neighborhood. 

Last December, Flournoy closed on its purchase of the land for $10 million. It’s unclear when the developers hope to have the building completed. Flournoy representatives did not respond to multiple requests for comment. 

outlier boulevard Cropped scaled

Construction equipment recently arrived at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Meanwhile, Outlier’s development on Arthur Ashe Boulevard looks to be moving forward after sitting idle for nearly four years. 

The D.C. developer filed plans for the site at 1101 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. in the early days of the pandemic, and by early 2021 it had purchased the land and received city approval for the project. But other than the demolition of a small garage on the lot, the site had been largely dormant ever since. 

That changed in recent weeks, as heavy construction equipment was moved on-site, followed by fencing and grading of the property’s old surface parking lot. 

Outlier has been consistently mum on its plans over the years, and it didn’t respond to requests for comment for this story, though last October it confirmed to BizSense that the project was still in the works and was expected to move forward soon. 

Outlier’s building would be one of few cohousing developments in the city. Tenants at such developments have their own private bedroom and bathroom, but share kitchens and other common areas with other residents. 

With 148 bedrooms across 29 apartments, Outlier’s development would average over five bedrooms per unit. The building was also initially planned to include a 1,500-square-foot commercial space fronting Arthur Ashe Boulevard. 

The Outlier site is not the only construction site along Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Just to the north is 1117-1201 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., where Level 2 Development and SJG Properties are currently building The Ace, a nearly $100 million mixed-use development that’ll add 295 apartments and 13,000 square feet of commercial space to the neighborhood. 

Work on that project kicked off last fall and a crane has been erected recently as the building begins to go vertical. The nearby Tilt Creative studio and former Cort Furniture showroom at 1207 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. were purchased by SJG and Level 2, but are not part of the redevelopment plan. Cort closed its showroom shortly after construction on The Ace began and the space is now for lease. 

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Bruce Milam
Bruce Milam
5 months ago

Berkadia research shows that 6,000 units of apartments are underway locally and demand appears to at least match that number. There was a construction slow down in 2023 but that downturn appears to be over.

Justin Reynolds
Justin Reynolds
5 months ago

Both of these projects take underutilized properties and put them to higher/better use. I’m excited to watch them go up! The pace and amount of construction around the city is mesmerizing to witness.

Michael Morgan-Dodson
Michael Morgan-Dodson
5 months ago

It good to see infill, but the Arthur Ashe Blvd property averages five bedrooms a unit and that’s not cohousing. That’s just gonna be student housing.

It’s design is not very different than most new student dorms built today. I mean in this day and age you’re gonna share an apartment with four other strangers. Just check out their projects in DC. The buildings are master leased to an entity (that sublets to students) that then brings bedroom rental tenants.

Justin Reynolds
Justin Reynolds
5 months ago

Michael, I’m glad to see the land be utilized again. I’m not sure why you feel the need to be less than positive on every post here when you don’t even live in Virginia anymore.

Charles Simmons
Charles Simmons
5 months ago

Are they going to preserve the main building from that senior facility? I hate to see such a nice structure get torn down for some garbage that will look outdated in 15 years.

Bruce Thomas
Bruce Thomas
5 months ago

That building has been razed.

Anthony Burke
Anthony Burke
5 months ago

3600 Grove Ave. Area is not Scott’s Addition. Please stop trying to make it so by building high occupancy bldgs in this area.