Construction work to renovate the Shenandoah Building should begin by Labor Day. A Richmond developer took ownership of the century-old downtown building last week, and as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, he appears to be wasting little time preparing to make changes.
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Bill Chapman has already renovated two other historic downtown buildings, most recently The Lofts at West Station which are now fully leased, he says, with a waiting list. Chapman says architectural planning is already under way to convert the seven-story Shenandoah Building at First and Kirk into 90 apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. Chapman says architectural work is already under way, construction should begin around Labor Day, and the Shenandoah Building should be ready for move-in in July of next year.