The Location
The building is ideally located in Historic Jackson Ward and the Arts District. Jackson Ward is one of Richmond’s most historic neighborhoods, centrally located at the entrance to downtown and within walking distance to the Central Business District. The area is thriving with popular local restaurants, arts and culture. Additionally, the location is just steps away from VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), and Maggie Walker Memorial Plaza. Many of Richmond’s most popular eateries including Saison, Max’s on Broad, Comfort and Tarrant’s are within 1 block. This area is experiencing an economic renaissance. Development and improvements can be found on every block, including The Penny at Jackson Ward, a mixed-use high rise just one block away. Located just off I-95, this trendy and convenient urban property sits at the heart of Richmond’s past and future.

The Building
This magnificent piece of architecture, built in 1883, is both a National and Virginia Landmark. It has served Richmond as a fire station, police station, museum, and art gallery. The lower level is currently occupied by Gallery 5. Gallery 5 is an award-winning, community-motivated visual and performing art center that has become a premier arts venue for local and regional audiences. Collaboration opportunities exist with Gallery 5 including opening your doors to huge First Friday crowds which would bring visibility to your business.

The building has a special use permit for Gallery use, and the zoning supports office use. The space can immediately be used for either continued gallery/event or office use. The space would be perfect for a creative group that also hosts events! A smaller office group could also create their own coworking space by subletting space to other office users.

No other space in Richmond matches the unique character of this building. Coupled with being located in one of the most attractive, fastest growing areas in Richmond, and you are sure to enjoy operating your business in this newly renovated space.


200 W Marshall   - Suite 200

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Make a statement by operating your business in one of Richmond’s most iconic and historic buildings. Steamer Company No. 5 is a decommissioned firehouse located in the popular Arts District and Jackson Ward area. The building is currently under restoration with the full 2nd floor available for lease on December 1, 2019.

The 3,000sf of open creative working space with zoning and occupancy that supports gallery, event, and/or office use is an absolute must see. The restoration boasts a large gallery space, conference room, a commercial breakroom, and 2 accessible bathrooms. Enjoy the character and charm of a historic building with the modern benefits of high efficiency HVAC, custom LED lighting, and much more. The space offers a secure entrance via 9’ tall modern frameless glass doors that pay homage to the original historic doors used for horse drawn fire equipment. Natural light floods the space through the eighteen massive 10 foot tall windows. Enterprise Zone incentives may offer substantial opportunities. The front porch can be accessed through unique Jefferson windows that pocket into the brick walls. The building contains two fireman’s poles!

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