UtR 43: 415 W FRANKLIN ST
(Lloyd’s of London Correspondents)
Owner: COMMONWEALTH CLUB
Mailing Address: 401 W FRANKLIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA 23220
Land Value: $227,000
Improvement Value: $385,000
Total Value: $612,000
Commonwealth Club National historic District
This contributing structure to the Commonweath Club National District (with 14 other buildings in the district) had structural and system violations per the city and word on the street is that the Commonwealth Club has plans of demolishing it. HRF staff has calls into the city and will update this post as information comes available.
One of our constituents inquired about this situation several weeks ago, but the city did not have information on it….
*UPDATE* We just got off the phone with a city official who issued the public notice on May 27, 2011. She had given the club one week to fix some issues on the exterior of the building. The club cooperated; the official took down the sign on the front but left the one in the back to serve as a no trespassing sign. She has not been on the inside of the building, but notes that the building does have visible issues on the exterior. She also stated that from her conversation with the club manager, their intention is to tear it down, possibly for more parking.
7.11.11 update: HRF is paying a local architectural firm to complete a conditions assessment and potential uses report of the structure. We will present their findings to the Commonwealth Club in hopes that they will choose to save and rehab the building. This building will not go down without a fight!