Founders Row II

Upcoming Events

There are two upcoming events to learn more about the proposed Founders Row II project:

Learn more about the Founders Row II project through an onsite walking tour and a virtual town hall meeting, both hosted by Mill Creek Residential Trust, the project developer. The public can ask questions and provide feedback at both events.

Project Status and Process

This is a new development proposal for a mixed-use project at the intersection of W Broad Street and S West Street, across from the Founders Row development. An initial Special Exception application for the project was first filed on November 17, 2020 and introduced to the City Council on March 15, 2021. On June 8, 2021, a second Special Exception and Rezoning application was submitted and has been evaluated under new criteria established by the City Council in February 2021. 

Development proposals of this scale must go through several stages of staff review and receive several reviews and approvals by boards, commissions, and City organizations before they are considered for approval by the City Council. A general schedule with upcoming meeting dates will be provided and updated as the project moves forward in the review process.

About the Proposed Development
Founders II W Broad St

Founders II is a new mixed-use development project proposed by Mill Creek. As proposed the project would include the following key elements: 

  • Multi-family Residential - Up to six (6) levels of residential multi-family rental apartments (280 Total) and above ground-floor retail
  • Retail - Ground floor retail of 15,026 Sq. Ft along the frontage of the project on West Broad Street and South West Street.
  • Office - 5,800 Sq. Ft of Ground – and Second-floor office space, along with 5,000 Sq. Ft of dedicated co-working space (not included in total Commercial Square Footage).
  • Parking - 433 spaces of underground parking garage.


The total site area is 91,270 square feet (2.095 acres). The following properties at the intersection of W. Broad St and S. West St are included in the development proposal under the current application: 1001 & 1003 W. Broad St (RPC 52-102-060 and RPC 51-102-065). The current uses on the site include a retail business at the corner and a Rite Aid. The current zoning designation is B-1, Limited Business along W. Broad St and T-1, Transitional along Ellison St. The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Designation is “Mixed-Use” for the whole proposed site area.

Upcoming and Past Meetings

NOTICE: Until further notice, public meetings will be held pursuant to and in compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Section 2.2-3708.2 and state and local legislation adopted to allow for continued government operation during the COVID-19 declared emergency. All participating members of the applicable public body will be present at meetings through electronic means; and all members of the public are welcome to view the meeting at meeting specific links provided in the meeting agenda, and on FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35). Public comments will be accepted electronically and may be submitted to meeting-specific emails provided in the agenda.

Comments may always be submitted to the City Council via the City Clerk's office,

Find information and past materials on Founders Row II below in the project timeline table. More meeting announcements and public comment opportunities will be posted here.

DateMilestone / MeetingMaterials
November 20, 2020First Submission to CitySee Below: Package Items for March 15, 2021 
City Council Work Session
March 15, 2021City Council Work SessionCouncil Package (Item 3c)
Meeting Recording(Starts at 1:44:45)
April 7, 2021Planning Commission Virtual Town Hall
(includes reps from most Boards and Commissions)
Planning Commission Package (Item 8)
Meeting Recording(Starts at 1:12:53)
June 8, 2021Second Submission to CitySee Below: Application Materials
July 19, 2021City Council Work SessionCouncil Package (Item 3b)
Meeting Recording(Starts at 38:05)
September 13, 2021City Council Work SessionCouncil Package (Item 7e)
Meeting Recording(Starts at 2:05:30)

September 20, 2021City Council Information SessionVC Comparison Chart

Public Input

For further project information or questions, please contact:

Jeff Hollern, Planner

Gary Fuller, Deputy Planning Director 

Paul Stoddard, Planning Director

Application Materials

Second Submission (Received June 8, 2021, Amended August 20, 2021)

First Submission (Received November 17, 2020)