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Council approves permits for One Hanover project


The Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday night approved two special use permits and a special exception for the One Hanover downtown condominium project.

One Hanover is a planned 64,000-square-foot building at the intersection of Hanover and Sophia streets, diagonally across from Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site). The five-story building would have 18 riverfront condos, each with private elevators. There would be enough parking on the lower level for at least two spots per residence, as well as a 2,600-square-foot commercial retail space on the ground level along Hanover. There would be a community room for building residents on the top level.

The planned building, which Mike Adams and Tommy Mitchell are developing together, is 56 feet high. It needs a special-exception permit for being taller than the city’s 50-foot limit, and special-use permits for construction in the 100-year floodplain and exceeding the site coverage limit under its zoning classification. Adams and Mitchell hope to start construction late this fall and have it completed by the end of 2014.