Pre-Leasing Begins Fall 2021
Nestled in the heart of downtown Hopewell, Virginia, Francisco Landing brings a new style of living to this historic city. Combining the area’s industrial history with modern living, all just 20 miles south of downtown Richmond, Francisco Landing offers upscale, destination living. Overlooking the Appomattox River, Francisco Landing offers beautiful views and river access within a walkable community, just steps from a variety of shopping, dining, and performing venues.
A short walk from your apartment’s doorstep is Historic Downtown Hopewell. Take a stroll down Main Street and support local businesses, from shopping to dining; or immerse yourself in the performing arts with an evening at the Beacon Theater. The city is continuing to grow, but the small town feeling of community will always remain.
River life meets modern living in a historic community just outside of the City of Richmond.
Our History – A Legacy of Courage
Kidnapped from his home in the Portugese Azore Islands, on June 23, 1765, a small boy of 5 years old was abandoned on a wharf at City Point (now Hopewell, Virginia). So began the American life of Peter Francisco. As a boy, Peter was bought into indentured servant hood by Judge Anthony Winston of Buckingham County. He gained strength and stature working in Judge Winston’s fields and as a black smith. As a teenager, Peter accompanied Judge Winston to Richmond and overheard Patrick Henry’s famous “give me liberty or give me death” speech through the St. John’s Church windows. He was compelled to join the revolution and fought valiantly for our nation’s freedom.
There are many accounts of Peter’s bravey, strength, and heroism during the American Revolution, including the Battles of Brandywine, Stony Point, Camden, Guilford Courthouse, and his confrontation with Tarleton’s Raiders. Peter was there with his friend Marquis de Lafayette at Yorktown, Virginia, to witness the surrender of General Cornwallis on October 19, 1781. General George Washington, himself, stated that “without him we would have lost two crucial battles, perhaps the War, and with it our freedom. He was truly a One Man Army.”
We are so proud of our Great, Great, Great Grandfather and are thrilled to present the Francisco Landing development and park as a tribute to Peter and our great country.