Mixed-use project in downtown Fredericksburg gets design approval
A 26,000-square-foot, mixed-use project in downtown Fredericksburg has gotten the green light from the city’s Architectural Review Board (ARB). At a meeting this month, the board approved a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior design plans for 1010 Caroline St.
Firms helping the project include Commonwealth Architects, Lifecycle Construction Services and Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.
The structure at 1010 Caroline Street was built in 1930 as two buildings for the Spotless Co., a department store. In 1955, the buildings were combined and renovated to become the Leggett’s Department Store.
Since the 1970s only a small portion of the building has been utilized by a retail business. The building’s new design pays homage to its mid-century modern design and feel while providing improved usage and function for new business tenants.
The development, scheduled to be complete in November, will include Class A office, restaurant and retail space Jamie Scully of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Fredericksburg office will serve as the building’s exclusive leasing agent.
“We are excited to bring this wonderful building into a new era of life and use, while increasing foot traffic for all businesses on Caroline Street ” Sean J. Haynes, president and owner of the Fredericksburg-based Rappahannock Development Group, said in a statement.