Perry Miller was named president and CEO of Richmond International Airport. He succeeds Jon Mathiasen, who is retiring after 19 years in those roles. Miller is interim CEO and a former COO of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority in Jackson, Mississippi. He has 25 years of experience, including management positions at three airports of the Houston Airport System.
The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Agenda items include the proposed Carvana distribution facility near Chester, the solar farm-data center development proposed by Torch Clean Energy and the proposed Hidden Wit brewery. The county seeks a permit for a special purpose park on 211 acres at 6700 Cogbill Road. Full agenda here.
The county’s Triple-A bond rating was reaffirmed by ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. The county has held the rating for 22 years.
The EDA board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Business includes a request from the Virginia Farmers Market Association for the EDA to contribute $250 toward a marketing grant application for development of a “Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers” trail map. Full agenda here.
Construction has resumed on the new Goochland County Animal Protection and Adoption Center after a delay due to the termination of the project’s original general contractor. Hourigan Construction is picking up the project for 30 days until a replacement contractor is selected to finish it.
The county is working on that process with Selective Insurance Company of America, the previous contractor’s bonding company. Shelter operations will continue at the Central High School complex at 2748 Dogtown Road until the new shelter is completed.
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Agenda items include a revised version of The Lake District at Glen Allen mixed-use development that was deferred from last month’s meeting. The revised proposal calls for 1,787 residential units – 415 fewer than originally proposed – along with 313,000 square feet of retail and office space on 323 acres along Mountain Road across from Cobblestones Park. Full agenda here.
The Planning Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Business includes code amendments related to proposed rezonings in Monroe Ward and in the area of Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue near Virginia Union University. Full agenda here.
City Council’s Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee meets at 1 p.m. Thursday. Business includes a proposed tax deferral program for real estate owned and occupied as a sole dwelling, and a proposed reduction of the amount of exemption for rehabbed structures from 10 to five years for residential structures, from seven to three years for commercial and industrial structures outside of an Enterprise Zone, and from 10 to five years for commercial and industrial structures within an Enterprise Zone, among other changes. Full agenda here.
Shockoe Alliance will hold its second community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St. The workshop-style meeting will include a presentation of public input received from the first meeting in April, and online input and survey responses collected, as well as updates on key projects.
A community meeting about redevelopment along Arthur Ashe Boulevard is scheduled July 23 for residents and business owners in the Second Voter District. Councilwoman Kim Gray and city planning staff will host the meeting, which will focus on priorities and suggestions for development between West Broad Street and Westwood Avenue. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia.