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Deco at CNB Apartments

Richmond, Virginia
Douglas Development
Commonwealth Architects
236,938 square feet

Designed in the 1920's by architect John Eberson, the Central National Bank building is one of Virginia’s finest examples of art deco architecture, marked by solid geometric forms with applied decorative motifs. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, CNB is the only art deco building in Richmond.

The 236,938 square foot project encompasses the main 23-story tower, the adjacent Broad-Grace Arcade, and a four-story pavilion annex. The complex offers 200 apartments and numerous amenities including a fitness center, yoga studio, business center, resident lounge and Club Room. An outdoor roof patio on the annex offers gathering areas with wooden decking, fire pits and canopies.

Partially financed through historic tax credits, The Deco Apartments at CNB offers residents modern functionality and amenities housed in an iconic, historically and architecturally significant building. Original plaster work, decorative moldings, bronze windows, and light fixtures recall the splendor of the jazz age.

The project was named 2017 Project of the Year by the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). The project won an Innovator Award for Best Implementation of Mixed-Use in Off-Campus Housing by Student Housing Business Magazine. This project has been awarded a 2017 Award of Merit in the Renovation/Restoration category by Engineering News Record Mid-Atlantic region. These awards recognize the ability of the project team to overcome challenges, contribution to the industry and community, safety, and construction and design quality.