Local real estate developer Tommy Mitchell will ask the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board for re-approval of his One Hanover project.

Mitchell, however, does not plan on seeing though construction of the five-story, mixed-use building. He said he plans on selling the property and the project and wants to keep all city approvals current for the sale.

The ARB in 2013 approved demotion of the buildings at 106 and 108 Hanover St., and 718 Sophia St., where the building would be constructed. It also approved the construction of the new five-story, 64,000-square-foot building at 100 Hanover St.

That approval lasts for two years and now needs renewal.

The One Hanover plan features a five-story building with ground-floor parking, and two 1,500-square-foot retail spaces. The building is also planned to have 18 condos.

The project was approved by the Fredericksburg City Council in 2013.

The council granted a special exception for a building height of 56 feet, as well as special-use permits for construction in the flood plain and for a mixed-use building with a footprint that exceeds 4,000 square feet.

The existing Hanover Street buildings are one-story, concrete-block buildings connected by a single roof. And the Sophia Street structure is a wooden, two-story building. All three were built in the 1930s and serve industrial uses.

Mitchell, who partnered with a local contractor on the project, said there wasn’t enough interest in the condos to begin construction at the time the project was approved.

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