Breeden to develop $27M mixed-use project near RVA’s Diamond
Former Cobb Lumber site will feature apartments, commercial space
Virginia Beach-based The Breeden Co. intends to build a $27 million mixed-use development, Duplex Station on Hermitage, on the former Cobb Lumber site near Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood and less than a mile from The Diamond ballpark, the company announced Monday.
Located at 2300 Hermitage Road, the project is slated to include 142 apartments and 24,000 square feet of commercial space, which will serve as the new corporate headquarters of the company’s Breeden Construction division. Construction is set to begin in early 2023 and Breeden Construction will serve as general contractor.
The 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments will feature open floor plans, granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring and washers and dryers. Amenities in the community include a pool, fitness center, rooftop lounge, electric car charging stations and bicycle storage.
Plans for the area surrounding The Diamond have been a hot topic in Richmond recently, as the city has been marketing the area for redevelopment.
A city flyer soliciting development proposals for the area — dubbed the Diamond District — calls for the demolishment of the 36-year-old Diamond, with a new multipurpose stadium to be erected in its place. Also listed as part of the city’s vision for the property: a more pedestrian-friendly street grid, parking garages, multiple public parks and new buildings providing employment, retail and mixed-income housing, based on the city’s Richmond 300 master plan, which was approved earlier this year by Richmond City Council.