The Agenda: Local government briefs for 8.12.19

Regency Square rezoning goes before supervisors

Regency Square Mall is undergoing a $35 million redevelopment that could include about 1,000 apartments. (J. Elias O’Neal)

Henrico County supervisors meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. Business includes rezoning and provisional-use permit requests related to the ongoing redevelopment of Regency Square mall as an urban mixed-use development. The rezoning would change the 35-acre site from business designations to an urban mixed-use district, while the permit would allow a variety of uses that are detailed on the meeting agenda.

Henrico seeks more details on indoor arena proposals

Following the board’s recent tour of a venue in North Carolina, supervisors are directing County Manager John Vithoulkas to seek detailed proposals from the six respondents to a 2018 request for proposals for design and construction of an indoor sports and convocation center. The more-detailed proposals are needed because previous responses did not specify locations in which the respondent had a property interest.

Earlier this month, officials toured the Rocky Mount Event Center as the county pursues development of an indoor arena that could host sports events and high school graduations. The tour came amid reports that discussions over a proposed site at Richmond Raceway had fallen through.

Moseley Architects contract for Henrico clinic goes up

Henrico’s Mental Health and Developmental Services East Clinic at 3908 Nine Mile Road. (Henrico County)

Other business on supervisors’ agenda Tuesday is an amendment to a contract with Moseley Architects for design and construction administration services for Henrico’s Mental Health and Developmental Services East Clinic. This is the fifth amendment to the contract that was awarded at just over $678,000 and would now stand at over $824,000.

The additional $15,000 in this latest amendment would provide a secondary entrance and allow left turns off Nine Mile Road. The county opened the $10 million, 30,000-square-foot center at 3908 Nine Mile Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in June.

Henrico County opened the new clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in June. (Henrico County)

Another contract amendment Tuesday would increase Minneapolis-based BKV Group’s work for design of Firehouse 20 from over $719,000 to about $748,000. This is the third amendment to that contract, related to additional engineering, surveying and other design work.

Also on the agenda is a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $105.1 million in general obligation bonds to support various projects included in the $420 million bond referendum that county voters approved in 2016. The full agenda is available here.

Planning commission, road widening meetings in Hanover

The Hanover County Planning Commission meets Thursday at 7 p.m. An agenda had not been posted as of Thursday.

A public info meeting on a project to widen Sliden Hill Road to four lanes between Atlee Station and New Ashcake roads is scheduled Aug. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Atlee High School auditorium. Construction could begin later this month. The project aims to increase capacity, improve traffic flow and safety, and provide a contiguous four-lane roadway between New Ashcake Road and Interstate 95.

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