Rocketts Landing is located approximately one mile down river from the heart of the City of Richmond and in one of the City’s oldest and most significant districts. It is a 45-acre, mixed-use urban redevelopment capturing numerous amenities into a single destination. The community incorporates various uses including residential, offices, hotel, restaurants, retail, marina and a park area along the river. The 1.5 mile stretch along the river incorporates part of the Virginia Capital Trail, which once completed, will serve as a pedestrian and bike access from Williamsburg into the City to meet the Canal Walk.
Although the riverfront location is a prime area for a redevelopment of this nature, the existing conditions created many challenges such as hazardous containment, several existing structures, flood plain and river bank development, existing traffic infrastructure and steep slopes. Another challenge is that the site overlaps the City of Richmond and Henrico County.
Timmons Group is working closely with the City of Richmond and Henrico County to develop a seamless transition between the areas above ground (streetscape), as well as below ground (stormwater and utility).
The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing won the Best Retail and Restaurant Project at the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate’s (GRACRE) 2010 Real Estate Stars Awards Gala. The property was a former power plant once used to charge City street cars.
Timmons Group is providing many services for the development throughout several phases including:
Civil Site Design, Utility Design, Road Design, Master Utility Planning, Water Modeling, Grading and Erosion Control Plans, Meetings with City for Plan Development , Due Diligence, Civil Engineering for Streetscape Design Including Sidewalks, Crosswalks, Lighting and Irrigation