November 7, 2013

Iconic bank building to become apartments

One of Richmond's first skyscrapers is being converted into apartments. The First National Bank building at Ninth and Main streets is undergoing a $30 million renovation to turn it into 154 apartments on the upper 18 floors and commercial space on the ground level. The apartment building is expected to open later this year, a spokesman for Drucker & Falk, a Newport News based real estate management company, said Monday. "The goal is late November or the first part of December," said Andrew Chisholm, director of mid-Atlantic multifamily for Drucker & Falk.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom units will range from 562 square feet to 2,235 square feet. Rents have not been determined, Chisholm said.

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