Hampton Wilkins, owner of Wilkins & Co. Realtors, said the apartments that Shifflett and Fickenscher plan to build in the 400 block of Craghead are needed. There is a shortage of about 50 units in the River District, Wilkins said.

“I could fill 50 units today that we don’t have,” Wilkins said Tuesday.

The building is owned by Richmond Cedarworks, LLC. Shifflett and Fickenscher are buying the property from the company.

Solex Architecture will design the project, while Aoss Ventures, owned by Shifflett and Fickenscher, will build it.

As for the project’s design themes, the interior will be modern, and the exterior will have a historic look, Shifflett said.

“We like the juxtaposition of the modern and the historic,” he said.

The Danville Planning Commission on Monday unanimously voted to recommend approval of a special-use permit for a maximum-density waiver for the project in the Tobacco Warehouse Commercial Zoning District.

John R. Crane, Register & Bee – Original posting here