RVA Diamond Partners chosen for Diamond District development project

The Thalhimer-based firm was chosen by the city after nearly a year of deliberations.

Diamond District Renderings

The Flying Squirrels could be playing out of new dugouts by this time in three years.

Rendering via City of Richmond documents

We have a winner โ€” RVA Diamond Partners, led by Richmond-based developer Thalhimer Realty Partners, has won the contract to lead the Diamond District redevelopment project.

According to Richmond BizSense, plans for the 67-acre site include an 11-acre public park, a hotel, infrastructure upgrades + a mix of office, residential, and retail businesses.

The centerpiece of the development is a redesign of the 37-year-old baseball diamond. The new structure will have a capacity of 10,000 โ€”seating 8,000 with standing room for an additional 2,000.

Projected Timeline

๐Ÿ›๏ธ 2022 โ€” Final project approval by the City Council

๐Ÿ—๏ธ 2023 โ€” Work to begin on the stadium

๐ŸŸ๏ธ 2025 โ€” Finished stadium by the start of the season

A public meeting to discuss the project will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at the Bon Secours Training Center (2401 W. Leigh St.).

Read more about the top three plans Richmond chose from.

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