Townhouses on the way for Bliley Road

Site will include a “storm water pond — designed as an amenity — and a walking trail”.

Pending final site plan approvals from the city planning commission, Riverside Heights a development 59 townhouses, will be going in off of Bliley Road not that far from Forest Hill Avenue (I couldn’t find the exact location). This wouldn’t have been possible without a zoning change allowing townhouses that was granted in July 2012.

According to Richmond work could start as early as this summer.

Hope Equity will prepare the lots and install the infrastructure. It will then sell the lots to a builder. The company’s managing director Ed Mitchell said he is in negotiations with Ryan Homes, Richmond’s most active home builder according to the BizSense List.

Mitchell said that section of the Southside, located near James River Park and Stony Point Fashion Park, doesn’t have a lot of townhouse-style options.

“We’re excited about that product at that location because it’s such a great location with access to amenities,” he said.


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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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