Spy Rock plans 5-story apartment building near Topgolf in Henrico


A northwest perspective of the proposed five-storey apartment building as it would appear along Dabney Road. (Images courtesy of Henrico County)

Continuing its push beyond the borders of its Scott’s Addition playground, Spy Rock Real Estate Group is crossing the city line to bring the area’s apartment boom to the Westwood area of ​​Henrico.

The local developer, which is based and most active in and around Scott’s Addition, has filed plans with the county for a five-story apartment building at 2001 Dabney Road, a nearly 2½-acre site just north of Westwood Ave.

Currently housing a 65,000 square foot industrial building, the site on the east side of Dabney is near Topgolf and around the corner from The Ella, Spy Rock’s multi-building mixed-use development along Broad Street.

Plans are to replace the industrial building, formerly a Service Tire Truck Center, with a structure that would include 245 apartments, 3,500 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and an adjoining 307-space parking deck.

The building at 2001 Dabney Road was formerly a truck tire service center and is currently used by a moving and storage company. (Photo by Jonathan Spiers)

The apartments would include 154 one-bedroom, 76 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom units. The apartments would wrap around a central courtyard and a second outer courtyard overlooking Dabney, with other amenities including a pet spa and a roof terrace.

Poole & Poole Architects is designing the project and Timmons Group is handling the engineering. Preston Lloyd along with Williams Mullen are representing Spy Rock in their application for an Interim Use Permit to enable the project.

Lloyd deferred comments on the project to Spy Rock manager Andrew Basham, who could not be reached on Friday.

The request was due to be presented to the Henrico Planning Commission last week, but was postponed until the February 10 meeting. A report from the county indicates that planning staff want additional details regarding the site design and landscaping, and could support the request if more information is also provided regarding the county’s fire and landscaping requirements. access to the site.

Elevations of the proposed apartment building show the adjoining parking deck.

County property records show the site is currently owned by Cobb LLC, a Henrico-based entity that purchased it in 2001 for $1.65 million. The county appraised the property at $1.6 million.

The project would be Spy Rock’s second in Henrico and the first in the Westwood area, a transitional industrial neighborhood the county is positioning as its own version of Scott’s Addition. The county created a redevelopment overlay district for the area that allows multi-family development on non-residential zoned properties with an interim use permit and master plan.

Also in the county, Spy Rock is working with Crescent Development on a 580-home development in the former Henrico Plaza Mall on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

At Scott’s Addition, where his projects included the Symbol mixed-use development and The Preserve apartments, Spy Rock is tackling the neighborhood’s condo market with a 134-unit project underway.

Led by Basham and co-founder Taylor Williams, the company also closed 2021 with a pair of deals totaling nearly $17 million, including the Greendale Railing complex at 2031 Westwood Ave.


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