Planning & Development

Owner John Dewberry plans to turn the Landmark into a 5-star hotel.
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In brief: 5-star dreams, bathroom fears and more

Unlike NC… Governor Terry McAuliffe signs an executive order at UVA January 5 that prohibits state contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people, and notes that the Tar Heel State has lost hundreds of millions of dollars because of its bathroom bill. Delegate Bob Marshall immediately filed a bill prohibiting such nondiscrimination. Lieutenant guv […]

Some bemoan the canyon effect The Standard will have opposite The Flats at West Main. Others believe an influx of students is just the thing to liven up the corridor.

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West Grounds: More student apartments in Midtown

Another unremarkably named structure will soon be joining The Flats and The Uncommon student housing on West Main: The Standard. Located across the street from The Flats on the site of the soon-to-be demolished Republic Plaza, the six-story, 70′ structure has already raised concerns about turning West Main into a canyon and about how the […]

The Quirk Hotel would take over historic structures at 501 and 503 W. Main St., including Paxton Place, a home that was built in 1824. Courtesy of the Board of Architectural Review

Quirk-y: Deluxe hostelry underway on West Main

Another development planned for West Main Street comes in the form of a Richmond-based, 75-room boutique hotel and art gallery called Quirk. On August 30, an application for the project was presented to the Board of Architectural Review, and neighbors were there to voice their concerns. “It’s an inevitable thing that the piece of property […]