Watch Heather Heyer’s memorial service
Monument Avenue security increased

Westhampton Theater plans undergo edit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RICHMOND, Va. — In an effort to win over city planners and a vocal group of neighbors, the developers behind the proposed transformation of a West End movie house have tweaked their planned mixed-use development to make it shorter and smaller.

Jason Guillot and Stefan Cametas last week submitted revised plans for their Westhampton on Grove, a project that will redevelop the shuttered Westhampton Theater at 5706 Grove Ave. and a neighboring building into commercial and residential space.

A rendering of the changes proposed for the Westhampton Theater.

A rendering of the changes proposed for the Westhampton Theater.

Changes include scaling back the scope of the project from four stories to three to drop the building height from 60 feet to below 40 feet; decreasing the total size from 85,000 square feet to 49,800 square feet, which includes the existing Long & Foster space at 5702 Grove Ave.; and switching from nine condos to 12 apartments.

A rendering of the eastern end of the development.

A rendering of the eastern end of the development.

“That’s a 40 percent reduction in the size of the project,” Guillot said, adding that an underground garage that would have been dedicated parking for condos has also been scrapped from the plans.

Click here to continue reading on RichmondBizSense.com.