Welcome to Scott's Addition. The mission of the Scott's Addition Business Association is to provide a forum for businesses, property owners and residents of the greater Scott's Addition area to address community issues; protect the integrity of the Scott's Addition historic designation; preserve the neighborhood's economy; and enhance the vitality of the community.
Past, Present, Future
Originally, Scott's Addition was part of the Mayo family Plantation. Major General Winfield Scott, a hero of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War received the property as a dowry when he married Elizabeth Mayo. Throughout the 19th Century, Broad Street was Richmond's primary turnpike and the railroad was a significant part of the area. At the turn of the 20th Century, businesses anxiously moved from downtown to Scott's Addition because of the centrally located transportation center served by streetcars, the railroad and the highways. Binswinger Glass and Curles Neck Dairy were two of the early businesses in the area.
"Addition" is a word that was used to describe an addition to the city grid. In the early 20th Century the area was annexed to the City of Richmond.
The boundaries of Scott's Addition remain unchanged from its early history. The neighborhood is bounded on the south by Broad Street, on the east by The Boulevard, on the north by the railroad tracks and on the west by I-195.
The benefits of living, working and playing in Scott's Addition:
Convenient access to Interstates 64, 95, 195 and Powhite Parkway
Historic designation since 2001
Enterprise Zone incentives
Affordable commercial real estate rentals
Attractive commercial real estate opportunities
Revitalization lead by neighborhood business owners
Since 2005, Scott's Addition has become more of a place to work and live. Developers have helped revitalize the neighborhood by updating and transforming warehouse space to residential real estate. Beginning with The Summit Loft Condos followed by the Baker Atrium Loft Apartments and The Altamont, an influx of residents have moved into the neighborhood.
In addition to the long-time businesses in and around the neighborhood like the Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Brass Beds of Virginia, the neighborhood has seen an influx of new businesses such as Mosley Architects, Marshall Mechanical, Movieland, Lunch and Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen & Bar.