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Current: A New Building for McGuire Woods

Image courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

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 surface parking and is considered by many to be one of the most significant rifts in the financial districts urban fabric. The construction of the building will close the mid block automobile cut through from 8th street to the Manchester bridge.

In addition to office space, 520 parking spaces and 10,000 square feet of ground level retail space will be included in the building. Pending city approval, it is expected to break ground this spring and open in 2015.



  • Sean Yeager

    Any idea what the traffic pattern will be for the 8th south towards Manchester Bridge will be? Canal 2-way in that block, or 2-way with offset lights like Franklin to Bank at 9th?

    • architecturerichmond

      I’m not sure. I imagine that will be worked out in a plan that will then go to city hall for approval along with the rest of this project.

  • dave johannas

    The downtown master plan calls for re-establishing the city grid at this location. It also designates this site as a location for an iconic building. The site is a primary, visual focal point when approaching downtown from the south.

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