17th St. Market Plaza Renovations

Project Summary and Scope

The Shockoe Revitalization Strategy completed in 2011 created priority projects for the revitalization of Shockoe Bottom.  Main St. Station, already in motion, was the number one project priority.  The revitalization of the 17th St. Market Plaza was the top new project.  Funding was requested to begin the community collaboration and the conceptual design for this project.  The project sought community input first, design followed.  The plaza will be renovated to become a pedestrian mall with a bike way connector to the Virginia Capital Trail with outdoor dining aligning the adjacent store fronts.

Through Community Collaboration, the design for the 17th St. Market was established.  Baskervill Architects were hired with Project for Public Spaces.

Part of the Project Written Studies, Reports, Presentation

Project Milestones

Construction to begin as soon as permits are issued.  The 17th Street Market events have been relocated to the lot at Ambler and Grace St. east of the Main Street Station during construction.

Project Funding

5008313/500407 Shockoe Revitalization Strategy Plan Implementation $3,564,000, supplemental funding through multimodal transportation center grant funding (VDOT) for Main St. Station and bike way connector to Va. Capital Trail.

Project Status Updates

The project was bid once, value engineered and rebid in late 2016 (bid tabulation attached).  Contract award is attached along with Notice to Award.  Southwood Building Systems, Inc. has been awarded the contract.  Permits are under final review  and the construction  process has begun, physical construction and demolition will follow once permits are issued along with site mobilization.  Construction is intended to commence summer of 2017.  ECD is working with the businesses on outdoor dining encroachment permits as well as the future closure of the streets following morning deliveries to accommodate pedestrian activities as well as a bike way connector to the Virginia Capital Trail.



Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

Permits have been filed and are under review.  Construction is expected to physically commence summer 2017.

Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

Query on Code:  5008313/500407 Shockoe Revitalization Strategy Plan Implementation

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Performance Measures and Benchmarks

Outdoor dining encroachment applications and street closure requests are advancing.

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


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