Timmons Group provided environmental services, geotechnical engineering, survey, site engineering, and landscape architecture for this 200,000 square-foot production brewery and distribution facility on 14 acres of land in the Greater Fulton Community, east of downtown Richmond. Stone Brewing is investing $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, retail store, and its administrative offices in the first phase. The brewery is anticipated to be operational in early 2016 and the restaurant, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will open a year or two after that.
The building grounds will feature two distinct landscape experiences. An employee garden will feature intimate areas of respite along with an open lawn flexible enough for company gatherings, while the public entrance is designed as a hub that offers connections to the brewery, restaurant, James River, and surrounding neighborhoods.
The future restaurant will feature beautifully landscaped gardens where visitors will be able to enjoy craft beer, dine, and relax in an inviting atmosphere. The destination restaurant repurposes an empty industrial building on the historic James Riverfront.
Competition for Stone Brewing’s eastern U.S. brewery facility, packaging hall, and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens was fierce. It involved 20 states, 250 localities, and 350 proposals. The final deal involved land acquisitions (4 property owners & 26 parcels), street closures, lease agreements, performance agreements, governor’s opportunity fund agreement, financing agreements, cooperation agreements, and hundreds of professionals engaged in making it a reality.in future pavement areas.