Richard Souter
WVS Companies

Project Team

Developers: WVS Companies and Fountainhead Properties
Architect: Walter Parks
Construction:  J.D. Lewis Construction Management and Branch & Associates
Property Management:  Fountainhead Properties


  • Six acres of canal front property bordered by 10th Street, Byrd Street, Virginia Avenue and the canals in downtown Richmond, Virginia
  • Mixed-use development suited for residential apartments, condominiums, office, hotel, restaurant and boutique retail
  • Historic rehabilitation and new construction

phase 1

  • Historic rehabilitation of four buildings into 174 one and two bedroom apartments
  • 5,700 square feet of commercial space
  • Covered parking between 10th and 11th streets with 130 spaces
  • Surface parking between 12th and Virginia Streets with 80 spaces


  • Opens December 2012 with 20 apartment units
  • First floor leased to Casa Del Barco, an upscale, modern Mexican restaurant with lunch, dinner and late night menus; open seven days a week; features patio dining fronting the Canal Walk on the Haxall Canal


  • Opens January 2012 with apartment 60 units

North Canal

  • Opens January 2013 with apartment 29 units

White Byrd

  • Opens February 2013 with 57 apartment units

subsequent phases

  • Demolition of structure at 12th and Byrd for new construction of a 5-story building that includes 52 one and two bedroom apartment units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground level commercial space and one story of parking
  • High-rise site situated on 10th Street between Byrd and Haxall Canal available for development
  • Options for additional office, hotel and boutique retail space available for development