The Agenda: Local government briefs for 11.11.19

Correction: This story has been revised to list Staples Mill Investments LLC as the applicant on the Parham Road/Ashbury Hills Drive development on the Henrico County supervisors agenda. An earlier version incorrectly named a different development firm.

Apartment expansion sought in Mechanicsville

Hanover County supervisors meet Wednesday at 3 p.m. Business on the agenda includes a request from HWS West LLC to expand its Sherwood Crossing apartment complex to include a 6-acre property on the opposite side of the Mechanicsville Library.

The LLC, tied to area physician Mitesh Amin, proposes three apartment buildings with a total of 90 units, with commercial spaces on the first floors of two of the buildings. The development would include three residential garage structures and a clubhouse with commercial area.

Other business on the agenda includes a request from James Rawls to rezone 94 acres on the west line of Summer Hill Road, near its intersection with River Road, from agricultural to rural conservation district use. The change would allow 15 residential building lots.

The full agenda for the meeting is posted here.

Innsbrook mixed-use project, zero-lot-line rezonings up for votes in Henrico

Henrico County supervisors meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. Full agenda here.

A 13,000-square-foot commercial building is proposed for a massive mixed-use development in Innsbrook. (Saunders+Crouse Architects)

Business includes a public hearing and vote on Robinson Development Group’s plan to construct up to 700 apartments and nearly 28,000 square feet of commercial and amenity space on a 13-acre tract owned by Wells Fargo at 4359 Sadler Road in Innsbrook.

Hearings also will be held on two rezoning requests related to proposed zero-lot-line detached residential developments. Developer Robert Babcock’s Bacova LLC is looking to rezone 12 acres at Liesfield Farm and Mason Glen Drives to allow a maximum gross density of six units per acre, while Staples Mill Investment LLC – an entity owned by Legacy Land Development principals Cindy Weinstock and Bill and Tracey Johnson – wants to rezone 11 acres at Parham Road and Ashbury Hills Drive for the same residential density.

Westwood Pharmacy to rent space at eastern Henrico mental health center
The county plans to lease 432 square feet in the Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services East Center to MAO Pharmacy, doing business as Westwood Pharmacy. Westwood would pay $500 a month for the space under the one-year renewable lease. More info available on Tuesday’s board agenda.

Hild properties back on City Council agenda

Richmond City Council meets in regular session Tuesday at 6 p.m. The full agenda for the meeting is available here.

The former Siegel’s Supermarket at 2005 Hull St. is part of a 17-parcel portfolio of proprieties Laura Dyer Hild is having rezoned to be sold to accommodate residential and commercial uses. (BizSense file photo)

Business on the consent agenda includes a request council deferred at its Oct. 14 meeting from Laura Dyer Hild, who with husband Michael Hild runs real estate firm Church Hill Ventures, to rezone 17 properties in the Swansboro neighborhood to accommodate mixed-use residential and commercial development through the city’s TOD-1 and B-7 zoning designations.

The rezoning would accommodate a mix of infill development, including multifamily residential, retail, office, restaurant and brewery/distillery.

The sites, which total about 4.3 acres, include the former Siegel’s Supermarket building and surrounding 2.4-acre property at 2005 Hull St., and are assembled over a two-block stretch bounded by West 21st, West 19th, Bainbridge and Hull streets. City planning staff supports the rezoning, and the Planning Commission recommends approval.

Monroe Ward townhomes to be decided

Eagle Construction of VA wants to construct 21 townhomes on a surface parking lot at 1 E. Main St. (Eagle)

Also on the consent agenda is 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.

Church building conversions go before council

The former Community Bainbridge Baptist Church properties at 1101 Bainbridge St. (BizSense file photo)

Other business includes a special-use permit request related to Corinthian Construction’s plans to convert the Community Bainbridge Baptist Church property in Manchester into a mixed-use development including offices, retail, a restaurant and a day nursery.

Another church building, in Church Hill, is proposed for a 15-unit residential conversion by Baker Development Resources. A veterinary clinic is proposed for a building at 1217 W. Leigh St. in Carver.

RRHA seeks $15 million in bonds for senior apartments on Chamberlayne Council also will consider authorizing the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority to issue up to $15 million in multifamily housing revenue bonds to fund a 152-unit senior apartments project at 1705 Chamberlayne Parkway, on land east of Chamberlayne Avenue on the north side of the train tracks. The project would be called Chamberlayne Senior Apartments.

Navy Hill board papers continued to January

Several agenda items related to the proposed Navy Hill development are scheduled to be continued to council’s regular meeting on Jan. 13, 2020. The items include authorization to execute the proposed development agreement between the city and developer NH District Corp., and other items related to applications filed in July to rezone 17 properties that make up the project area.

The items follow a public hearing held last month in which the Planning Commission voted to recommend that council approve them. Council continues to review the proposal in a series of work sessions that is scheduled to continue through December. A council-appointed advisory commission also is reviewing the project.

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