Designed in the late 1920′s by world renowned architect John Eberson, the Central National Bank Building is a steel-frame, limestone-clad skyscraper that serves as the only structure in Richmond designed in the art-deco style of architecture.  As stated by the 1979 National Register nomination, the CNB building serves a compliment to “the successful efforts of Richmond merchants to establish a financial institution to their special needs.”  This mixed-use development project will combine modern functionality with a historically preserved building.  Comprised of a variety of different floor plans, the CNB Building intends to provide modern functionality and amenities to a historically rich and culturally significant area of the city of Richmond.

The Central National Bank Building is situated in the heart of the culturally rich Broad Street, offering unique access to all major attractions while remaining in close proximity to both major universities within city limits. Located in the central business district, the development is surrounded by historic landmarks, vibrant street-level retail, museums, galleries and office buildings.  Douglas Development Corporation has shown an expressed interest in the revitalization of the city’s cultural epicenter, focusing on holistic redevelopment through the growth of a portfolio of predominantly historic downtown properties.

This property is in the pre-development stage. Keep watching this webpage for updates as we re-imagine this historic treasure.


  • 236,938  square feet, of which 210,728 square feet is above grade with a total rentable are of 200,680 square feet 
  • Built 1928-29; Acquired 2008; Redevelopment TBD
  • 23-story mixed use building