Shockoe Bottom

Scraping the bottom of the Shockoe barrel

Armitage building exterior

Brokers are pitching a building near Shockoe Bottom as one of the last large-scale — you guessed it — historic tax-credit adaptive reuse apartment buildings in the area.

Shockoe apartment market heats up

A group with more than 10 projects under its belt is planning a 57-unit apartment complex in Shockoe Bottom.

New space for swanky shirts

The founders of the local high-end men’s shirt maker Ledbury will be moving their operations in September.

BizSense featured on WRVA

In case you were busy pressing the snooze button, I appeared this morning on 1140 AM WRVA as a guest of radio host Jimmy Barrett. I discussed the story that ran earlier today titled Shockoe businesses sue city for $31 million. WRVA has posted a podcast of the interview which you can download and listen… Read more »

Shockoe businesses sue city for $31 million

Time has not healed all wounds. Within weeks of the five-year anniversary of a flood that ruined dozens of businesses in Shockoe Bottom, several businesses filed a lawsuit against the City of Richmond.

Monday Q&A: Frustration floods Shockoe

Sometimes good things don’t come to those who wait. David Napier, president of the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association, and his fellow business merchants are questioning why Richmond will not be getting a baseball stadium and more than $300 million in development to potentially help rocket the area into a thriving hub of commerce.

Highwoods throws in the towel

The Raleigh-based development firm announced today that it is pulling out of its proposal to develop Shockoe Center, a $350 million retail and residential project that was to be centered around a minor league baseball stadium.

Study says city support needed for ballpark

After reviewing the results of a $100,000 economic feasibility study, Mayor Dwight Jones still isn’t quite ready to greenlight a $318 million mixed-use project in Shockoe Bottom.

New lease on life for Cold Storage plant

The first of five turn-of-the-century industrial buildings to be turned into apartments is six weeks away from completion. The development is a $50 million project of Historic Housing, the same group that developed 17th Street Lofts and The Lofts at Canal Walk. The apartments start at around $900 a month.