The historic Watkins-Cottrell building at 14th and Dock Streets was home to Watkins-Cottrell Mercantile for over a century. The distinctive red brick building has been completely renovated to accommodate attractive luxury warehouse apartments. A number of different floorplans offer amazing Richmond views, distinctive architectural elements, modern appliances and amenities, and more. The Virginia Capital Trail bike path is just across the street, as is the popular James River Park System, full of trails and opportunities for whitewater adventures. There are a host of unique restaurants and cafes within walking distance, as well as a range of galleries and boutiques. From Shockoe Slip to Shockoe Bottom, and along the length of the James River Park, a year-long calendar of cultural and musical events will fill your afternoons and evenings.


  • Flexible, Short-Term Leasing Options
  • Covered Parking
  • Bike Racks
  • Blazing Fast Internet Included
  • On-Site Management
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • Fitness Center
  • Elevator
  • Controlled Access/Gated
  • Smoke Free Building
  • Pet Friendly (some restrictions apply)
  • Mobile Access Pass
  • Walkability Paradise Score 97%
  • Very Bikeable Score 89%
  • Wifi Lounge Areas
  • Easy PULSE & GRTC accessibility
  • 24/7 Package Lockers (monthly fee)
  • Open Floor Plan Layouts
  • Contemporary Kitchens
  • Lavish Quartz Countertops
  • Stainless Appliances
  • Washer/Dryer
  • High Ceilings
  • Gorgeous Kitchen Tile Backsplash
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Recessed and Pendant Lighting
  • Efficient Appliances
  • Designer Island Kitchens
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Built in Microwaves


historic shockoe

The Watkins sits on one of the most recognized corners in Richmond. It announces the end of the historic Shockoe Slip district and offers an entrance into Shockoe Bottom. The “slip” in Shockoe Slip refers to the passageway from the James River and Kanawha Canal, just steps away, where goods were unloaded and carted to the many warehouses throughout the neighborhood. Likewise, Shockoe Bottom (originally Shockoe Valley) was a vibrant center of riverfront commerce.

Today, these historic districts are the home of dozens of cafes, breweries, galleries, shops, and more. The 17th Street Market (one of the oldest in America) hosts a regular series of art, music, and educational events. Richmond’s important financial and government districts are just a few blocks to the west, while a short trip to the east will find you in iconic Church Hill and “The View that Named Richmond.” The James River is at your feet to the south, and the Virginia Capital Trail bike path is just across the street.

The Watkins at Shockoe
117 S 14th St
Richmond, VA 23219


Interested in making The Watkins at Shockoe your new home? Contact us to learn more.


Monday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM