Developing office space requires in-depth planning. Understanding entitlements, utility requirements, and traffic impacts are just the basis for approvals. When looking to construct a top-of-the-line building in downtown Richmond, Armada Hoffler turned to VHB. Our knowledge of the site and entitled driveway connections between the existing parking deck and the future office tower facilitated negotiations between Armada Hoffler, the parking deck owner, and the City of Richmond—enabling the development agreements to be completed quickly and the building built on-time. By delivering practical solutions to complex urban development challenges, like designing the streetscape to minimize encroachments avoiding long term encroachment fees, Armada Hoffler focused on what they do best—enhancing Richmond's Central Business District with a new office tower and keeping an important law firm downtown.