Aug 01, 2014

Abandoned Power Plant Eyed for Redevelopment

New restaurant and condos will capitalize on Rappahannock views, according to report.

Abandoned Power Plant Eyed for Redevelopment

An abandoned power plant on the Rappahannock River (and walking distance from the busy downtown district) is getting a second life from local businessman Ed Whelan.

The Free Lance-Star's business writer, Bill Freehling, spoke with Whelan. Read his report, including a look inside the Caroline Street plant.

Owner of The Inn at the Old Silk Mill across the street, Whelan is planning a multi-level restaurant taking advantage of the river view, according to Freehling, along with a "warehouse-style building" to include a parking garage and condos.

Read more of Freehling's report.

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