The Agenda: Local government briefs for 8.5.19

River Run Manor plan progresses; Manakin Towne deferred

The Goochland estate is located on 60 acres. (Courtesy CVRMLS)

The Goochland County Planning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend approval of a plan to convert the 16,000-square-foot former Massey family mansion into a wedding venue and vineyard with short-term lodging. The proposal now goes to county supervisors, who will consider it at their Sept. 3 meeting. Towne and Country Partners requested to defer its rezoning application for its $100 million Manakin Towne project to the commission’s next meeting Sept. 5.

Goochland supervisors meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. Public hearing items include a proposed boundary line agreement with Louisa County making the line consistent with the border used by both localities’ GIS systems. Full agenda here.

Arena-hungry Henrico tours N.C. event center

Henrico County supervisors traveled to North Carolina on Friday to tour the Rocky Mount Event Center, joined by the county parks and rec advisory commission and Richmond Region Tourism. The county is pursuing development of an indoor arena in the county and continues to weigh proposals. Friday’s tour came amid reports that discussions over a proposed site at Richmond Raceway had fallen through.

Navy Hill proposal delivered to City Council on Monday

A new rendering shows the proposed arena that will replace the Coliseum. (NH District Corp.)

Mayor Levar Stoney will submit ordinances for the proposed Navy Hill redevelopment at a special meeting of City Council scheduled Monday at noon. The action follows Stoney’s announcement Thursday that negotiations between the city and the project’s backers had concluded.

The proposal to replace the Richmond Coliseum and redevelop a surrounding 10-block area now stands at $1.5 billion. The submittal would trigger a 90-day review period for an advisory commission that council appointed to scrutinize the project.

The meeting will be held in council chambers at City Hall. Council’s Organizational Development Standing Committee will meet afterward in closed session to consult with legal counsel on a proposed city charter referendum.

The Planning Commission’s regular meeting scheduled for Monday has been cancelled.

Lee Medical Building conversion back on BZA agenda

The Lee Medical Building at 1805 Monument Ave. (Jonathan Spiers)

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets Wednesday at 1 p.m. Business on the agenda includes an appeal from Stephen and Janice Nuckolls challenging a 2018 decision by the city zoning administrator to permit an apartments conversion of the Lee Medical Building at 1805 Monument Ave. The board in April voted down a separate permit request that would have allowed structural alterations for the 63 units planned for the building.

The full agenda for the meeting can be found here.

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