As excitement builds for a brand new year, we also take time to look back at where we’ve been. Not surprisingly, our top stories of 2019 are those that highlighted some of our top projects of year. We look forward to what’s to come in 2020, and we thank our clients for trusting us with some of the best projects in 2019! Here are the top stories of the past year, as determined by page visits:
Port City Turns Over New Leaf in Richmond’s Manchester
Located on the Jefferson Davis Historic Route 1 corridor in Richmond’s Manchester district, the first phase of Port City includes 61 apartment units, followed by 74 additional one- and two-bedroom units. Once complete, the 300,000-square-foot Port City development will convert the former American Tobacco manufacturing plant’s 11-acre industrial site, with four large interconnected brick buildings and two rows of one-story metal warehouses, into 291 apartments and 30 artist studios.
Benefits of High-Rise Concrete Construction
While most high-rise buildings are often steel structures, technological advancements have allowed concrete to become a reemerging trend in high-rise construction. The Locks Tower is the one of the first residential high-rise projects in Richmond to utilize a total precast concrete structural system. The 12-story, 354,846-square-foot apartment building sits at East Byrd and South 10th streets.
Greater Richmond YMCA Celebrates Expanded Centers
After 12 months of construction, the Northside YMCA and Petersburg YMCA celebrated their newly renovated and expanded facilities. Both centers provide services to hundreds of children daily through after-school programs, summer academic programs and many other youth services.
Richmond’s Manchester District Construction in a Snapshot
Development in Richmond’s Manchester District continues at a rapid pace. With our work in this district as a prime example, much of the construction in Manchester is centered around multi-residential opportunities. However, this part of Richmond also gives of two of our most unique non-residential projects – a recovery center and a medical cannabidiol processing facility – separated by only a few blocks.