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3-story driving range eyed for development near Scott’s Addition

Posted at 7:40 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 07:40:47-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Two local development groups are working to lure a fast-growing, high-tech golf range operator to a Henrico County site that’s a mere chip shot into the city limits.

Plans for a Topgolf facility were filed with the county last week, calling for a three-story driving range and entertainment complex to rise at 2308 Westwood Ave. on 14 undeveloped acres just west of Scott’s Addition and just beyond the city line near Interstate 195.

The land is owned by a partnership between Fountainhead Properties and Rebkee Co., two active local development groups that together paid $6.5 million for the property in a September deal that also included the 220,000-square-foot Sears Outlet and distribution complex and its surrounding 12 acres at 4100 Tomlynn St.

A Topgolf spokesperson said the company would not comment on the plans, which were first reported by the Times-Dispatch, as the deal is still in the works and the necessary approvals have not been finalized.

Fountainhead’s Rick Gregory would not disclose when the deal with Topgolf may be finalized, but he said his group is working closely with the company to bring the venue to Henrico.

“We still have a long way to go,” Gregory said.

He said the group is attracting Topgolf with the site’s proximity to the city, the sought-after Scott’s Addition neighborhood and high-earning incomes in the nearby West End.

“Topgolf was interested in the site because of access to the interstate,” Gregory said. “Topgolf has an incredible entertainment facility… and we’re going to work with both Topgolf and Henrico County to bring this together.”

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