In a five-hour meeting Thursday, the board also OK’d zoning for hundreds of homes to join the tech park on 2,400 acres in western Chesterfield County.
The 50-year-old local firm is now part of TRC Cos., a Connecticut-based engineering and construction management firm with 150 offices.
EAT Restaurant Partners, which owns more than a dozen local eateries, bought the 17,000-square-foot warehouse at 3013 W. Leigh St. and plans to open by 2024.
Work on a community plan for the neighborhood is coinciding with a related study that’s weighing options for improving connections across Interstate 64-95.
Dave Gallagher and David Fratkin, who also own Tang & Biscuit and Dominion Payroll, were part of a group that bought the building.
The recently retired executive embarks this weekend on a solo 4,500-mile “bikepacking” adventure to raise awareness and funds for a Richmond nonprofit.
The area’s three biggest builders maintained their grip on the annual rankings’ top spots, though a closer look at the numbers shows some changes going on.
“One thing we like to do, for better or for worse, is intensify land use and challenge norms with density,” said Center Creek Homes’ Greg Shron of the former Eck-owned plot on West Cary Street.
Seven of the homes would be market-rate and front M Street on the property’s north side, while the two remaining homes would front 26th Street and would be sold as lower-income units.
It’s the second multi-million-dollar settlement to result from the trustee’s lawsuit against UnitedLex, which was initially sued in the case for $128 million in damages.