Richmond reviews plans for hotel at former Chevy’s site

Richmond reviews plans for hotel at former Chevy's site
Rendering courtesy of city documents.

The City of Richmond is considering a proposal to construct a five-story, 103-room hotel at the former Chevy’s restaurant site in Richmond’s Hilltop neighborhood.

The city’s Design Review Board is set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to grant a design review permit and recommend that the Planning Commission subsequently approve a conditional use permit for the project at the northeast corner of Garrity Way and Blume Drive.

The former Chevy’s restaurant was demolished after a fire in 2020, leaving paved areas, a parking lot, grasses, and trees on the vacant site. The property is located near an Extended Stay Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Hotel and two office buildings.

On behalf the property owner, Hillview Construction is requesting a design review permit to construct the proposed new hotel. Hotel amenities under the proposal would include an outdoor seating area, a fitness room, conference room, and bicycle storage lockers.

The building would be located at the center of the property, with vehicles able to circle around it. The building would wrap around the proposed outdoor seating area at the west side. Along with 81 parking stalls, the site will receive new lighting, landscape, bioretention areas, and hardscape areas.

View more detail on the plans here.