The Agenda: Local government briefs for 10.21.19

Navy Hill passes muster with city planning board

The Richmond Planning Commission voted to recommend that City Council approve several items related to the proposed Navy Hill development after a public hearing last week. The items relate to applications filed in July to rezone 17 properties that make up the project area.

Monroe Ward townhomes up for a vote

Conceptual plans show 17, three-story townhomes fronting South Foushee and East Cary and Main streets. Four, four-story townhomes are planned for the interior portion of the project. (Courtesy Eagle)

Eagle Construction of VA’s plan to construct townhomes on a surface parking lot at 1 E. Main St. goes before the Richmond Planning Commission on Monday. The plan has been scaled back from 21 to 20 units since Eagle submitted them to the city in June. The nearly 1-acre lot covers about half a city block bounded by East Main and Cary streets, and fronting South Foushee Street.

Other business on the agenda includes a city-initiated rezoning of properties in the area of the Science Museum of Virginia, Allison Street, and the VCU and VUU Pulse stations to implement the next phase of the Pulse Corridor Plan. The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Full agenda here.

Land bank proposed in Henrico

Henrico supervisors meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Business on the agenda includes introduction of an ordinance to designate Maggie Walker Community Land Trust as the county’s land bank entity. The nonprofit already operates a land bank in the city for receiving properties in bulk and holding onto them until they are transferred to nonprofit developers. A public hearing on the ordinance would be held Nov. 26.

Carvana facility to be decided in Chesterfield

Supervisors are set to vote on the proposed Carvana distribution facility near Chester after deferring a decision following a public hearing last month. During that hearing, neighboring property owners expressed concerns about noise impacts and a related proffer that they had not had time to review. No hearing will be held prior to the vote at Wednesday’s meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Full agenda here.

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