Richmond picks developer for Diamond District venture

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Town of Richmond has picked a developer for its Diamond District venture, an effort that requires the redevelopment of a 67-acre website between Hermitage Street and Arthur Ashe Boulevard and the alternative of The Diamond baseball stadium.

Town introduced the number of RVA Diamond Companions as its improvement accomplice for the venture. A decision selecting RVA Diamond Companions because the venture’s developer shall be launched throughout the Richmond Metropolis Council assembly on Monday.

“This proposal meets our objectives to equitably revitalize an underdeveloped a part of our metropolis and maximize its potential to reinforce the standard of life for all Richmonders,” Mayor Levar Stoney stated in an announcement.

The venture goals to exchange The Diamond baseball stadium and rework the close by space into an area that might have outlets, flats, eating places and extra. Richmond obtained 15 proposals for the redevelopment of town’s Diamond District, a 67-acre, publicly-owned property between Hermitage Street and Arthur Ashe Boulevard, since final February.

RVA Diamond Companions’ proposed venture will begin the design section of the brand new baseball stadium “as quickly as doable with a dedication to buy the primary $20M of bonds to finance the brand new baseball stadium,” based on town.

The proposal from RVA Diamond Companions may also create an 11-acre park and supply that 20% of rental models constructed shall be out there to households incomes between 30%-60% of the world’s median revenue. No less than 100 of those united shall be open for project-based vouchers for public housing residents, based on town.

“Commitments to inexpensive housing, minority enterprise engagement, publicly accessible open area and a brand new ballpark imply that the Diamond District shall be loved by, constructed by, and profit all residents of our metropolis,” Stoney continued. “The Diamond District has lengthy been a diamond within the tough. I sit up for seeing it shine.”

Twenty-percent of the venture’s homeownership models shall be for households incomes between 60%-70% of the world’s median revenue. The proposal may also present a $1 million fund to assist inexpensive house patrons with closing prices and different bills.

RVA Diamond Companions has a improvement staff made up of Republic, Loop Capital, Thalhimer Realty Companions, Pennrose, NixDev, Southside Neighborhood Growth, Capstone, M Corporations and JMI Sports activities.

In accordance with its proposal, the design staff shall be led by SOM, Nelson Byrd Woltz, KEi, 510 Architects, Poole & Poole and Hickok Cole. Stadium design shall be overseen by the DLR Group.

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