RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority has chosen a developer and preferred location for its new headquarters and warehouse from among more than a dozen proposals.

The ABC and the Department of General Services announced Friday that a 95,000-square-foot office building and approximately 315,000-square-foot warehouse will be built on the site in Mechanicsville, around 10 miles from the existing offices and warehouse.

H&M Company, a Jackson, Tennessee, firm will develop the project.

ABC CEO Travis Hill says enhanced facilities will allow the authority to increase its revenue and contribution to the commonwealth’s general fund.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the old Richmond site has long been seen as a potential replacement for the city’s aging minor league baseball stadium, although ABC officials say that has nothing to do with their move.

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,