Site work underway on taller, redesigned Scott’s Addition towers

Site work has started for two residential towers at 1400 Roseneath Road.(Kieran McQuilkin)

RICHMOND, Va. — First they were 10 stories. Then they were six. Now, a pair of towers about to rise in Scott’s Addition are set to end up somewhere in between once they’re built along the neighborhood’s entrance off Interstate 195.

Site work has started for Scott’s View, two residential towers with commercial street frontage planned by veteran Richmond developers Louis Salomonsky and David White on 2.5 acres at 1400 Roseneath Road, reports RichmondBizSense.com. 

Originally proposed last year as 10 stories high, then scaled back to six when the buildings were redesigned, the $80 million project is now planned to consist of a seven-story building at the corner of Roseneath and West Clay Street and an eight-story building closer to the I-195 Broad Street exit.

Salomonsky said a recent change to city zoning for Scott’s Addition that allows for more density prompted him to scale up the buildings from their previous six-story heights. Earlier proposals called for several levels of structured parking within the same buildings as the apartments, but this latest plan calls for an adjoining parking deck behind the buildings from Clay Street.

“The project has been enlarged, we’ve gone higher,” Salomonsky said, “pursuant to the new zoning ordinance, which I think portends a lot of new, significant higher-density projects in the area.”

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