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New office development proposed for Boulevard area of Richmond

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Rendering of 949 Myers St. office building courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Richmond’s popular Scotts Addition area near The Boulevard, which has become a hot spot for millennials flocking to its apartments and restaurants, may soon get a new Class A office building.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the 63,800-square-foot project Thursday. The developers are The Rebkee Co., based in Midlothian, and partners Dan Gecker and Steve Leibovic with Serabi Development in Richmond, the same group that developed the Cookie Factory Lofts, a 180-unit apartment project on The Boulevard. That project converted the old Interbake cookie factory into a modern, multifamily dwelling that overlooks the Washington Redskins summer practice field.

If plans are approved by the city and developers can prelease a substantial portion of the building, the developer would raze the Interbake Foods warehouse at 949 Myers St., where the new three-story office project would be built.

It would be adjacent to the recently announced River City Roll bowling alley and within walking distance rto estaurants such as En Su Boca and Fat Dragon and the BowTie Cinema.

According to Thalhimer, the developer plans a rooftop terrace and balconies for office tenants that would offer views of the Redskins training facility. There would also be a patio with landscaping and bike racks.

“There is a palpable energy in this neighborhood that people want to be a part of… “ Jason Guillot, a broker with Thalhimer who has been retained as the exclusive leasing representative, said in a statement. “The Boulevard and Scott’s Addition has become organically what every large-scale, mixed-use development has tried to achieve and is quickly becoming the new gateway to the city of Richmond. “

Architectural details would include floor-to-ceiling factory windows, high-end interior finishes and build-outs that promote collaborative, creative workspace.

“We are excited to bring the prospect of new Class A office space to Scott’s Addition, which has seen an explosive growth of apartments, restaurants, breweries and commercial space,” Steve Leibovic said in a statement. “We look forward to partnering with forward-thinking office users who want to join a thriving urban residential and commercial hub, attracting everyone from millennials to empty nesters.”

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