One commissioner dissented based on neighbors’ concerns that the development would be taller than the Richmond 300 plan recommends.
Yummvees is opening this month at 3511 Courthouse Road. The space was previously home to C and D’s Kuntry Kitchen, which closed in April.
The mall’s J.C. Penney store will now be part of the mixed-use project after Rebkee Co. and Shamin Hotels bought it for $3 million.
The operators tried pop-up galleries in other cities but decided to stay local after four decades in Richmond.
Schell Brothers, which in 2018 filed plans for more than 500 homes on 218 acres, has since expanded the development to 669 homes on 250 acres.
The health-conscious eatery also has an outpost in Short Pump but most of the chain’s locations are in New York.
Blue Ridge Bank will be the surviving brand of a combined entity with $2.8 billion in total assets and 35 branches in Virginia and North Carolina.
When the agency acquired 353 acres in the tech park in March, it quietly but simultaneously unloaded 307 of those acres to a developer.
The five-story, 2.6 million-square-foot warehouse complex would be built for an unidentified tenant, but the developer has ties to Amazon.
The land was transferred to the EDA, which will negotiate a sale of the 92-acre property for a $2.3 billion arena-anchored development.