Welcome to the New Urban Apartments in Richmond VA

Encompassing six acres of Richmond’s downtown waterfront, The Locks is an exclusive enclave of residential and commercial spaces along the historic Haxall and Kanawha Canals. Like the Tidewater Connection Locks of the canals that inspired our name, The Locks apartments in Richmond VA is a point of connection—to a bustling business district, to the dining, shopping and entertainment venues of Shockoe Slip and the Shockoe Design District, and to all the adventure and escape that the James River Park System has to offer.

  • Historic Rehabilitation

    The elegant Italianate is one of four industrial-era buildings to be transformed into luxury apartments in the first phase of development at The Locks.
  • Life on the edge of everything

    The Locks puts you within easy, walkable access of anywhere you want to be.
  • Behind The Name

    The Locks is home to two of the original five Tidewater Connection Locks of the historic Kanawha Canal, inspiring our name as a place of connection--for life and work.
  • On The Waterfront

    Nestled between the Haxall and Kanawha Canals and the James River, water inspires our way of life at The Locks.
  • Factory Made Fabulous

    The large windows of the Alume offers enviable urban and waterfront views.
  • Urban living made earth friendly

    The most green building is one that is already built. We took great care to reuse materials of the original buildings, including the authentic and beautiful hardwood flooring of the Italianate.

Work downtown? It’s a five-minute walk—just don’t forget to leave in time to stop by one of the cafés along Shockoe Slip for your morning cup of coffee.

Looking for nightlife? Shockoe’s best restaurants and clubs are literally on your doorstep. Casa Del Barco, an upscale, modern Mexican restaurant from The Boathouse’s Kevin Healy, is conveniently located in the Italianate building.

Like to spend your time outdoors? With the James River at our back door and the Canal Walk meandering through our streets, it’s easy to roll out of bed and bike, canoe, jog, or even kayak through our city’s famous Class V rapids.

The Locks is redefining what it means to live and work downtown. Fresh. Effortless. Refined. The Locks is the new urban apartments in Richmond VA.

Explore Residences and Commercial Opportunities to learn more about making a new life for yourself, or your business, at The Locks.