Centrally located close to downtown Winchester, Virginia, this renovation of a vacant apple cold storage and processing factory building will become a 114- unit affordable housing building. This project represents the initial phase in a two-phase project totaling an estimated $52,000,000 redevelopment of this former Manufacturing Facility.
REPRESENTIVE FLOOR PLAN
On behalf of private ownership, this project is being developed by Zeropak Development LLC, a joint venture of Stoneridge Companies and Brian Wishneff and Associates, established tax credit property developers based in Northern Virginia.
Phase I will comprise the redevelopment of the historic buildings at Zeropak, as well as significant infrastructure work. A temporary surface parking lot on the south side of S. Clark Blvd. will also be constructed to accommodate the new hotel while the 1st floor parking inside an adjacent building is constructed upon start of the multifamily construction in this phase.
Since acquiring site control via a purchase agreement as of May 2021, the project owners are in the process of conducting detailed civil, structural, and environmental studies to determine overall project feasibility for phase 1 and 2.
The C. L. Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Corporation developed the plant at 536-580 N. Cameron Street in Winchester, Virginia, and operated from this location beginning in 1902. In 1976, the company acquired the Zeropack Company of Ohio and operated the plant under that name until its closure in 1997.The present building represents several different construction phases extending from 1916 to 1981.
The plant occupies a 3.74-acre property that is bounded to the west by N. Cameron Street and to the east by the tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The property extends to Gibbens Street on the north. To the south, the plant is bounded by an extension of Wyck Street that separates it from the residential property at 520 N. Cameron Street.