The Groveton/Beacon Hill Community Business Center spans Beacon Hill, with the intersection of Richmond Highway and Beacon Hill Road forming its geographic center. The Beacon Mall shopping center, owned by Saul Centers, a Washington DC based REIT, contains a Lowes and Giant Food as its two major tenants, and includes notable tenants Panera , Chipotle, and Starbucks.

The Beacon of Groveton, a 290-unit multifamily building mixed-use development, delivered in September of 2012 by Redbrick Development Group and Wood Partners. Hersha Group, a Pennsylvania-based hotel developer and operator will complete an 85-room Fairfield Inn and Suites in early 2017.

The North Hill project, at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Dart Drive, is planned for affordable 278-multifamily units and 196 market rate town homes.

Previously, Beacon Hill hosted an airfield, then an indoor mall, and now a retail center and multifamily building. You can read more about Beacon Field and the area’s history at www.beaconfieldairport.com.  Beacon Hill received its name from “Airway Beacon 55,” a beacon installed on the hill to assist pilots delivering mail. Other developments in Beacon Hill include: The Beacon of Groveton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, City View, and North Hill.

Beacon Airfield, 1959

 

Beacon Mall, late 1980s/early 1990s