Scott’s Additions’ history is in the spirits

From Richmond Times Dispatch: If there’s a line out the door at The Veil Brewing Co., snaking along the length of the building, it must be Tuesday. Tuesdays are canned new release days at The Veil on Roseneath Road in Scott’s Addition.

Owner Dave Michelow posts on social media over the weekend to create anticipation (between Facebook and Instagram, he estimates The Veil has 10,000 followers).

Tuesdays and “new releases” are just one element of the bustle that has come to characterize Scott’s Addition, which now boasts eight fermenters. There is a lot of history in the processes, recipes and even the buildings themselves.

History in Scott's Addition

Michael Isley’s family has been running a business, Winter Plumbing and Heating, for 101 years, that Isley says “installed the plumbing and heating in the vast majority of the buildings in Scott’s Addition.” Isley himself, as a high schooler, “crawled around the insides” of many of the Scott’s Addition buildings, including the new premises of Blue Bee Cider at 1320 Summit Ave., once the location of Richmond’s city stables. Isley Brewing Co. is at 1715 Summit Ave., and Isley says “we absolutely have records of the whole 1700 block. My grandfather’s company did all the plumbing and heating for the buildings that existed then in the 1920s.”

Reservoir Distillery’s building at 1800-A Summit Ave. housed the Schweppes/Canada Dry bottling plant, and had a 7-Up billboard on its roof, easily seen from the bleachers at Parker Field, home of minor-league baseball in Richmond from 1954 to 1984. (It was demolished and replaced by The Diamond in 1985.) The Veil’s premises were built in 1957 to house administrative offices of The Coca-Cola Co.; the bottling plant was across the street.

At Reservoir, bottling dozens of small bottles of its internationally acclaimed whiskey, and at The Veil, canning 600 cases of new releases on Tuesdays, the Scott’s Addition craft brewing scene is history repeating itself.

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Despite that historic precedent, Scott’s Addition has only recently become a target for those seeking liquid refreshment. For Taylor Mock, 28, a real estate agent who heads there twice a week, “it’s absolutely a new destination. Before all these breweries, I was never there, to be honest with you.”

Abigail Wood, 26, a brokerage manager, also goes twice a week. “It’s definitely a new hot spot,” she says. “It’s so young right now. It’s constantly changing. It’s still in its infancy.”

Wood tends toward “fruity IPAs” and cider. “Buskey has hoppy ciders,” she says. “They’re playing with tradition, but they’re progressive, innovative. Blue Bee’s got some crazy stuff going on, too.”

Buskey Cider Co. founder and CEO Will Correll sees the cidery’s efforts as a blending of old and new. “Our theme all along has been respecting history and being progressive.” The name comes from a historic text Correll found, with Benjamin Franklin using the term “buskey” to describe a tavern. On the progressive side, Correll is especially proud of using nitrogen in Buskey’s carbonation process.

A few blocks over, Blue Bee Cider focuses on Colonial recipes — and ingredients. Brian Ahnmark, the first employee hired by owner and original cider maker Courtney Mailey, explains: “We take pride in working with heirloom apples, such as Hewe’s Crab, which was George Washington’s favorite apple. Courtney grafted those trees herself. To use the coveted Harrison apple thought to be extinct, Courtney grafted from a single tree, found in New Jersey.” (The tree was discovered in New Jersey in 1976, and Virginia orchardist Tom Burford was instrumental in identifying the apple as Harrison. Mailey did not discover the tree.)

Angie Leaf, 46, a digital resource manager and a craft brew hobbyist with her husband, heads to Scott’s Addition twice a month. “To see it explode in recent years has been inspiring,” Leaf says.

Leaf, who calls Ardent Craft Ales’ saisons “fantastic,” is taken with old beer recipes and mead, delighting in “finding things that are Old World style with a twist, using fruits and spices to appeal to a modern palate.”

Co-founder Tom Sullivan cites history’s major role in founding Ardent. “I was a history buff before I was a beer connoisseur. I took a trip to Monticello with my wife in 2006, and learned Jefferson may have had an on-site brewery. We were disappointed that I could not taste something from that period, and became interested in making that.”

A favorite venture was making a persimmon beer from a very old recipe. “We picked persimmons off trees all over Virginia. Going through the process, you got a real idea of Colonial life.” Ardent’s beer garden was a part of their original vision, tapping into the centuries old European tradition.

Mock singles out one libation among several favorites: “The cold-brewed coffee porter at Three Notch’d is phenomenal.”

George Kastendike, CEO of Three Notch’d Brewing Co., which took its name from a Colonial-era road near the brewery’s Charlottesville location, says, “History is a constant frame of mind for us. We have a beer named after Patrick Henry. We have a cream ale named after Henry ‘Box’ Brown, a man from Louisa who shipped himself in a box to escape slavery. We wanted to give his story a voice through brewing this beer.”

Equally committed to new creations, like the coffee porter, and product freshness, striving to offer the newest product on the shelf, Kastendike touts an example: “Biggie S’mores, a stout with chocolate and marshmallow, was released on Nov. 22 in Richmond at our RVA Collab House (2930 W. Broad St.), and you could literally drink a bottle that was bottled the day before. That’s rare.”

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Michael Isley, founder of Isley Brewing Co., has another family connection related to his venture. “The Isley family were the largest moonshiners in Virginia until 1955,” he says. “I’m the first Isley to make legal alcohol!” Like the other craft brewers, Isley is focused on creating new tastes. “My brewer, Josh Stamps, has no rules; he can think outside the box. That’s how Choosy Mother came about.” Isley’s Choosy Mother is a peanut butter oatmeal porter, with hints of chocolate. Those scents greet visitors when they enter Isley. While Isley prefers The Griswald, a blonde stout, he admits that “the Choosy Mother pays the bills.”

Kelly Andrews, 34, a Richmond city firefighter, says Scott’s Addition “is now Richmond’s beer and craft alcohol gold mine.” Andrews is a big fan of mead, and not just for its taste. “I’m all for sustaining honey bees,” she says. “My favorite is the Passiflora, the passion fruit one. It has a really nice, light, fruity, floral flavor, almost like honeysuckle.”

On a crisp sunny November afternoon, Bill Cavender, “chief mead evangelist” of Black Heath Meadery on Altamont Avenue, sets aside a carefully measured pile of seasoning for his latest creation, an homage with 14 spices to an ancient Lithuanian recipe for krupnikas. Cavender says that mead predates man’s touch. Nature itself makes mead, he explains, with honey dripping into tree notches, becoming mixed with rainwater, then fermenting naturally. The first humans to discover it, he says, were hunters and gatherers. Read the rest of the story, here.

Scott’s Addition is getting “Cirrus” about our vodka!

Cirrus Vodka is in full swing, at the new tasting room at 1603 Ownby Lane near The Diamond. Founder Paul McCann says that, “We wanted to have a place where people could taste what we make right here in Richmond,” said McCann, whose Richmond-based Parched Group LLC owns and operates Cirrus Vodka. “We figured this would be the best way for locals to try our vodka (especially its signature triple-distilled potato vodka).”

“This is going to be a much-needed addition,” Roberts said. “I think we have the best vodka around, and now we have a place where we can showcase it.”

Cirrus Vodka tasting room now open in Scott's Addition

With the city’s count of breweries and cideries mounting, Cirrus has joined the wave of new tasting rooms and taprooms, in Scott’s Addition. Plans call for the space to be updated to include a tasting bar, flat screen TVs and an outdoor patio area with a fire pit.

Sterling Roberts, a working partner and investor with Parched Group, said the company would have never considered a tasting room had state laws for how craft distilleries can publicly serve spirits not changed earlier this year.

 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a series of bills passed by the House of Delegates and Senate, in February, that allows craft distilleries to pour 3 ounces per customer (up from 1.5 ounces). State craft distilleries can also mix full-ounce cocktails instead of just one half-ounce. Changes to the law took effect July 1.

“That had a huge part in this,” Roberts said. “Before, it didn’t make any sense, but now, being able to pour more makes opening up a tasting room part of our business model.”

The change in serving amounts was a huge victory for the state’s growing craft distillery scene, which has more than doubled from about 14 (2010) to 40 (2015), according to state records.

Read the rest of the story, here, in Richmond BizSense.

Get Cirrus about your vodka, in Scott's AdditionGo visit the new tasting room located at 1603 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220 (near Hardywood Brewery).

Tasting Room Hours:
Thurs/Fri – 4-7pm
Saturday – 12-7pm
Sunday – 12-5pm

Ad Agency NDP is advertising Scott’s Addition as the place to be found!

Veteran Richmond ad agency is following the call of the city’s hottest neighborhood. Now, that is good marketing for Scott’s Addition! Found in Richmond BizSense, check out the before and after (rendering), below. NDP, formerly known as Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett, is moving from 1 E. Cary St., where it has been headquartered since the turn of the century, to a warehouse building in Scott’s Addition at 2912 W. Leigh St.

Ndp, formerly known as Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett, in Scott's Addition

The agency has signed a 10-year lease for a 15,900-square-foot space currently occupied by auto parts supplier Auto Plus. The company will move out in the next several weeks to make room for ndp, which plans to move in by June or July.

Danny Fell, president and CEO of ndp, said the building’s open interior and location in the fast-transitioning, historically industrial neighborhood made it appealing over other properties considered in Scott’s Addition, downtown and across the river in Manchester.

“Finding something that had essentially an open box that we could configure the way we wanted was ideal,” Fell said. “In the end, it really fit well with what we wanted to do, and Scott’s Addition is a great neighborhood relatively close to where we are and a lot of our associates live.

“Being a part of that whole neighborhood development hopefully will raise our profile that we’re committed to being here in the city and growing the business and being a part of a vibrant, creative community,” he said.

Ndp, formerly known as Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett, in Scott's Addition

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The firm is working with Mimi Sadler of locally based Sadler & Whitehead on historic preservation work for the one-story brick building, which was built in 1946. He plans to manage construction himself and is working with contractor Phil Noonan of local firm The Noonan Company.

Other firms involved in the renovations include Concreate, a Midlothian-based concrete restorer that is refurbishing the floors of the Main Street Station train shed.

Ndp’s new headquarters is beside Buskey Cider and around the corner from the Fat Dragon restaurant on the Boulevard. It is also near other design firms and production studios that have made the Scott’s Addition-Boulevard corridor home, including Studio Center, 903 Creative and Park Group, which recently moved its studio from Shockoe Bottom to the nearby Cort Furniture retail building.

Fell said the agency will benefit from being part of the Scott’s Addition community and in proximity to more activities and potential collaborators.

“Whether we do something next door with the cidery guys or collaborate with one of the other marketing groups in that area, I think it will be fun to get to know new folks and find some things that we might be able to do jointly.”

Scott’s Addition’s Still Going Strong

From Richmond’s BizSense‘s “CRE Rehash: A year’s worth of deals and developments”

Scott’s Addition’s momentum carried over into 2016, with investors pouring in for prime parcels and existing buildings.

Happy 2017 Scott's Addition

Developers Louis Salomonsky and David White solidified plans this year for two six-story residential towers that will take shape on the western edge of the fast-developing district, dubbed Scott’s View.

One of the neighborhood’s most eye-catching structures – the HandCraft building at 1501 Roseneath Road – hit a hot streak of tenant deals during the year, signing on a local electric car charger startup (EvaTran), a fledgling brewery (Vasen) and other tenants.

A group led by Yogi Singh paid around $2.5 million for 3122, 3113 and 3015 W. Marshall St., a cluster of two-story office buildings built in the ’60s and ’70s. They also bought 3115 Clay St. Those properties will look to fill demand for modern office space in the industrial neighborhood.

Local coworking brand Gather opened a location in Scott’s Addition – its second in the city – in 17,000 square feet at 2920 W. Broad St.

Demand for office also drove Roseleigh Partners LLC to pay $3.46 million for 1408 Roseneath Road, a property that’s home to three buildings totaling about 50,000 square feet on 1.8 acres.

The Better Housing Coalition jumped into Scott’s Addition by paying $5.9 million for the Quality Inn & Suites building at 3200 W. Broad St. Its plans for the building include mixed-income apartments and commercial space.

The neighborhood’s momentum, along with the GRTC Pulse rapid bus system in early stages of construction along Broad, has the city considering changes to zoning rules that would ease the path for certain types of projects, such as multifamily residential and pedestrian-oriented commercial uses such as breweries, retail, office and restaurants and potentially allow taller building heights – 12 stories maximum – and no parking requirements. That’s an issue that will continue to play out in 2017.

Read the rest of the story, here.

The Dog Wagon Carry-Out is joining us, in Scott’s Addition

The Dog Wagon Carry-Out, the first brick-and-mortar offshoot of Stout’s Dog Wagon food truck, opened for business this week at 2930-C W. Broad St. in the Gather co-working building along the southern edge of Scott’s Addition. From Richmond BizSense: After nearly four years dishing out hot dogs on the go, Robert Stout has found a place to park in one of Richmond’s most sought-after neighborhoods, though he’s hardly slowing down.

The Dog Wagon in Scott's Addition

“People had always said, ‘Hey, I missed you at your stop today, why don’t you open up a permanent location?’” Stout said. “Now we’re here.”

With about 1,100 square feet of space, the restaurant also doubles as The Dog Wagon’s prep space for its food truck, and provides storage space.

The new restaurant offers more than a dozen hot dog and corn dog options, ranging from the Chicago Style to the Clayton Carolina Dog. The location also serves Boardwalk fries with a dash of vinegar and sea salt, along with root beer floats.

“When I opened this restaurant, I wanted to increase the options,” Stout said. “There’s something for everyone.”

The restaurant has limited seating, allowing Stout to build on the venture’s “to go” concept – and that involves working with a few of his boozy Scott’s Addition neighbors.

“We’ve set up a kiosk inside Three Notch’d Brewing Co. where people can walk up to the kiosk, order up an item on the menu and we will deliver it to the bar within 10 minutes,” Stout said of the brewery that recently opened elsewhere in the Gather building. “We’re killing two birds with one stone because the brewery doesn’t have to serve food – we do that for them – and their patrons don’t have to wander off to find something to eat.”

Stout said he is actively working with the neighborhood’s other breweries and cideries to place additional kiosks in their tasting rooms and event spaces – even purchasing a vintage three-wheel bike equipped with a rear basket to ship boxed goods to hungry patrons in the neighborhood.

“It’s been well-received at Three Notch’d,” Stout said. “So we’re hoping to continue that growth into the new year.”

Eventually, Stout is hoping to branch into other places of delivery – such as to apartment buildings and offices that are popping up in the district. Read the rest of the story, here.

The restaurant set up in the Gather co-working building along the southern edge of Scott's Addition. (J. Elias O'Neal)

The restaurant set up in the Gather co-working building along the southern edge of Scott’s Addition. (J. Elias O’Neal)

Family-Friendly Puppet Shows during Winter Break, in Scott’s Addition

Puppets Off Broad Street (a Richmond-based 501(c)3) will be hosting family-friendly performances at Richmond Triangle Players over Winter Break. There will be fourteen (14) performances to choose from! Puppetfest run from Dec. 26th – Jan 1st at Richmond Triangle Players, located at 1300 Altamont Avenue. Tickets are just $10 each.

Puppetfest Scott's AdditionHere is the full RVA Winter Puppetfest Schedule:

Dec. 26: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 27th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 29th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone Travis (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 29th: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen
by Applause Unlimited (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 30th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone (10:30am and 1pm)

Jan. 1st: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen

by Applause Unlimited (1pm and 3pm)

Hard Hat Happy Hour at Handcraft

Richmond BizSense had an amazing end-of-the-year event, capping out a successful year of Hard Hat Happy Hours! This quarterly event series brought a sold-out crowd to the HandCraft building at 1501 Roseneath Road, one of the most eye-catching redevelopment projects in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood.

Owners and brothers Jay, Keith and Jeff Nichols are in the midst of getting the 87,000-square-foot, former industrial cleaning facility ready for its next chapter with a lineup of tenants that thus far includes Vasen Brewing, Fahrenheit Group, Evatran and 510 Architects.

Wednesday’s attendees got face time with the Nichols family, along with Divaris Real Estate’s Read Goode, who’s hustled to fill the building with an interesting tenant mix.

Several Hard Hat Happy Hour sponsors helped give this series plenty of momentum going into 2017: Sands Anderson, Keiter, TowneBank, Timmons Group, Safe Harbor Title, S.B. Cox, Postbellum, RJ Smith Companies, Kathy Corbet Interiors and Colliers International. Hard Hat Happy Hours will be back next year, stay tuned to Richmond BizSense.

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See full photo album by photographer Tom Veazey at Richmond BizSense

Banking on another Brewery in Scott’s Addition

A duo of local restaurateurs is looking to make a statement by giving the brimming Scott’s Addition beer scene some Broad Street frontage.

Jay Shah and Joel Gilbert plan to convert the former SunTrust branch at 3022 W. Broad St. into Statement Brewing Company.

Sun Trust Building in Scott's Addition

The 10,000-square-foot site will be reconfigured to accommodate a brewery and restaurant. Plans call for Statement Brewing to brew its own beer onsite at one end of the facility, with the restaurant on the other end of the building.

“We want to make this a destination,” said Shah, majority owner of the venture and an executive at locally-based Shamin Hotels. “So we thought that bringing in a restaurant would accomplish that, given what’s occurring in Scott’s Addition.”

Statement Brewing is scheduled to make its debut September 2017, Shah said, with construction hopefully starting on the site around February or March.

Despstatement-brewingite laying claim to a few well-known national and regional restaurant brands, Shah said the pair’s Scott’s Addition venture will be independently developed to appeal to the up-and-coming neighborhood.

“We want to cater to that location in Scott’s Addition…it’s going to be something very different,” he said.

Read the rest of the story, here.

Fire Department Survey – Please Complete as 2nd District

From Steven Hall Jr., lieutenant for the City of Richmond Fire Department:

I am writing today to ask for your help improving YOUR City of Richmond Fire Department. You are receiving this email because you are listed as the point of contact for your civic/community/neighborhood association and an advocate for your community and the City of Richmond.

Like you, I am a resident of the City of Richmond. As a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer candidate, I am conducting research that will help the City of Richmond Fire Department better understand and meet the expectations of our citizens. Below you will find a link to a short survey that will help our leadership better understand your expectations and how we can improve our service to you.

Feel free to forward this survey as we would like to hear from as many of our citizens as possible.

Take the survey

 

Successful Scott’s Addition Meeting could lead to new business rezoning?

From Richmond BizSense: Plans for a rapid transit bus line along Broad Street in Richmond could bring a new business zoning district to the city’s hottest neighborhood.

At a meeting of the Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association on Wednesday, city planners proposed amendments to the city’s land use plan that would change the neighborhood’s zoning primarily from M-1 light industrial use to B-7 mixed-use business district, in conjunction with the adoption of a rapid bus line – called GRTC Pulse – that would run from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing.

Proposed Zoning in Scott's Addition

The changes could also introduce a new zoning district – B-8 – that would allow some uses currently allowed in B-7, such as multifamily residential and pedestrian-oriented commercial uses such as breweries, retail, office and restaurants, but with taller building heights – 12 stories maximum – and no parking requirements. Parking would instead be determined by the market.

If approved with a broader update to the city land use plan next year, the new zoning could be applied to properties along the Boulevard and Broad Street corridors that border Scott’s Addition to the east and the south.

The proposals would also eliminate the need for property owners in Scott’s Addition to obtain a special-use permit (SUP) to convert former industrial properties for residential use – a move aimed at encouraging investment in an area that has seen rapid development in recent years, said Mark Olinger, the city’s director of planning and development review.

“Our goal is to help create opportunities for new development, both economic and residential, along the Pulse corridor in a way that is respectful of the surrounding uses but creates this opportunity for creating its own sense of place as well,” Olinger said after the meeting.

“What we’re trying to do is say: Are there a mix of uses and building types in this area that will provide for population density, potential for job growth, to help continue to build that momentum that is clearly occurring in Scott’s Addition over the last few years,” he said. “Here’s another way to build on that vitality for that area and maybe provide opportunities for a building type – a maximum of 12 stories – that’s not immediately present there but could add some additional value to the neighborhood.”

sacolormapWhere B-7 zoning allows for five stories in height, with potential for six, and B-4 allows for significantly taller buildings, Olinger said B-8 would be aimed at allowing something in between – “mid-rise” buildings anywhere from two to 12 stories.

“We have B-4, which is a very intense downtown zoning district, but we don’t really have a zoning district that provides for what we would call more mid-size buildings,” Olinger said. “The idea was to try to find a mid-range zoning district that would allow some intensification of use but would be of a more mid-size scale, and make it easier for people who wanted to do something like that to have the ability to work within existing zoning to make that happen.”

If supported by the public and city governing boards, the zoning changes would be introduced to city council early next year and potentially adopted in the first or second quarter. City staff is presenting them in a series of neighborhood meetings that started in mid-November. Olinger said the changes would also be presented in an update to the planning commission at its meeting this Monday.

Other changes to be considered by the commission include the removal of parking areas as a principal land use and reducing off-street parking requirements for dwelling and lodging uses in B-4 and B-5 central business districts.

Olinger said the presentation on Wednesday was the first public discussion of the proposed B-8 zoning. At the association meeting, he told a crowd of business owners, residents and several prominent developers that nearly all residential conversion projects proposed in Scott’s Addition are getting approved by the city. Eliminating the SUP requirement would facilitate that process and cut down on costs and time involved.

“We are trying to create opportunities in places where we think the opportunities exist,” Olinger said. “We’re not interested in trashing the abutting neighborhoods. We’re trying to help create opportunities for high-quality infill development along the corridor in those places where it needs it.”

Spyrock demolished the former Symbol facility and is replacing it with 202 apartments and 60,000 square feet of commercial space. (Kieran McQuilkin)

Spyrock demolished the former Symbol facility and is replacing it with 202 apartments and 60,000 square feet of commercial space. (Kieran McQuilkin)

Andrew Basham, a principal with Spy Rock Real Estate Group who also serves on the Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association board, was among several developers active in the neighborhood in attendance at the meeting. He said the changes proposed would be good for the neighborhood while also freeing up the board and city staff to focus on bigger-picture issues such as traffic, parking and street lighting needs.

“There are some major projects planned for the neighborhood – not just within the existing boundaries of Scott’s Addition proper but also within the greater Scott’s Addition-Boulevard area,” he said. “With that kind of growth, we need to consider the way that our streets run. There are a number of blocks in the neighborhood that don’t have sidewalks. Those are the kinds of basic things that we need in the neighborhood.”

Spy Rock’s projects in Scott’s Addition include a 55,000-square-foot commercial building under construction as part of its mixed-use development of the former Symbol Mattress Co. building at 1814 Highpoint Ave. Other projects in the works in the neighborhood include redevelopment of the former HandCraft Cleaners building at 1501 Roseneath Road, two six-story towers proposed by Historic Housing at 1400 Roseneath Road, and Better Housing Coalition’s planned conversion of the former Quality Inn & Suites building at 3200 W. Broad St.

Basham said the proposed B-8 zoning district, which he summed up as the “big height, no parking” category, wouldn’t result in a lack of parking or a surge in taller buildings along the Boulevard and Broad Street.

“If you put in a zoning like that, the market will determine the appropriate density, scale and parking ratio in order to build a successful project,” he said. “Nobody’s going to build something that’s going to be unsuccessful, in my opinion, just because a zoning category says you can do it.

The Handcraft building is transforming from an industrial laundry facility to a multi-tenant building that's already attracted a handful of tenants. (Burl Rolett)

The Handcraft building is transforming from an industrial laundry facility to a multi-tenant building that’s already attracted a handful of tenants. (Burl Rolett)

“I think they’ll find resources to ensure that their project is physically and economically sustainable,” he said. “I certainly don’t think we’ll see a rush to build 12-story buildings with no parking along Broad Street.”

Andrew Clark, director of government affairs for the Home Building Association of Richmond, was also in attendance at the meeting and lauded the changes proposed for Scott’s Addition.

“There is immense economic development potential along the Pulse BRT corridor, especially in Scott’s Addition,” Clark said in an email. “The current master plan did not foresee the type of dynamic community that we have seen spring up in Scott’s Addition over the last several years. It has emerged as a housing, entertainment and business hub in the city.

“This process is about reshaping the long-range vision for this neighborhood and laying the foundation for continued investment in new housing, commercial and recreational opportunities,” he said. “The city has been proactive about soliciting feedback from residents and the business community, which is absolutely critical to this process.”