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Architectural Ancestry: Mosby Dry Goods Store

This article comes to us from guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The Architecture of Jackson Ward, Cast and Wrought: The Architectural Metalwork of Downtown Richmond, Virginia, …

In Support of Pear Street

  A controversial new development has been proposed in the East End. The development, commonly known as Pear Street, is sited in Shockoe Bottom at the eastern terminus of Tobacco Row, a street of large tobacco warehouses which has been converted into a mixed use neighborhood. The site is currently zoned for industrial use so …

Mixed Use Mid-Rise on Shafer and Grace Streets

                        August 2014 is expected to bring yet another mid-rise project to Grace Street in the Lower Fan District. The building currently on the site, a one story brick retail structure, will be demolished beginning as early as this month.  The 11 story, 170,000 …

Current: A New Building for McGuire Woods

McGuire Woods, a law firm headquartered in downtown Richmond with 19 offices worldwide, has recently announced a new Headquarters building is to be constructed. The building’s site is a full block south of cary between 8th and 9th streets. It will be somewhere from 15 to 20 stories tall. This block is currently occupied by …

Current: Medical College of Virginia’s New Children’s Pavilion

Ground has been broken on the new building for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The project, situated on a block bounded by Broad, Marshall, 10th and 11th Streets, is slated for completion in 2015 and comes with a price tag of $168 million. The intent of the development centers around addressing the fragmented …

Current: Grace and Belvidere Apartments

A new 10-story apartment building is proposed for the north-west corner of Grace and Belvidere streets. Currently, the site is occupied by a BP gas station. In 2015, the block will be also be home to VCU’s new Institute for Contemporary Arts designed by noted architect Steven Holl. The apartments, designed by Richmond’s BOB Architecture, will …