City Council and economic developers share their vision for Midtown

(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The recent sale of the Williamsburg Shopping Center and demolition of the Super 8 motel across the street will provide opportunities for economic rejuvenation for Williamsburg’s Midtown. The City’s biannual Goals, Initiatives, and Outcomes for 2017-18 list Midtown — the area surrounding the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Richmond Road — as a region ripe for […]

Demolition of Williamsburg Super 8 begins

Crews used heavy equipment to begin demolishing the Super 8 Wednesday morning. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A fixture of downtown Williamsburg will soon be reduced to rubble. The demolition of the city-owned Super 8 motel began Wednesday morning, according to Economic Development Director Michele Dewitt. The Super 8, located at 1233 Richmond Road, was constructed in 1963 and purchased by the city in August.  City Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million […]

Williamsburg EDA begins search for developer of downtown Super 8 property

The Super 8 property at 1233 Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority is now accepting letters of interest from prospective developers of the Super 8 property on Richmond Road. The EDA held a meeting Wednesday afternoon in which members discussed a future sale of the property for the purpose of development. “The property is ideally situated within walking distance of the College […]

Small Fire Breaks Out in Super 8 Ahead of Motel’s Closure

Eric Stone, Williamsburg Fire spokesperson, said firefighters were able to bring the blaze at Super 8 under control quickly. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Fire Department.)

Two days before the Super 8 must be vacated, a fire broke out on the third floor. Rescue units responded to 1233 Richmond Road two minutes after the fire was reported at 3:34 p.m. Saturday, according to Eric Stone, a spokesperson with Williamsburg Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find light smoke coming from the building. The blaze was quickly […]