The Agenda: Local government briefs for 12.16.19

Courthouse Landing project on Chesterfield planning agenda

A rendering of Courthouse Landing. (Courtesy Cuhaci & Peterson)

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. Public hearing items include Courthouse Landing, a mixed-use development with a hotel, 400,000 square feet of retail and office space, and hundreds of new homes planned for 122 acres southeast of the Route 288-Iron Bridge Road interchange.

A 60,000-square-foot medical office building is proposed on a 1-acre site on Koger Center Boulevard just west of Mall Drive. Performance Sports Group LLC seeks a rezoning and conditional-use permit to allow a commercial indoor recreational use on nearly 5 acres in the area of South Old Hundred Road, Kelly Green Drive and Genito Road.

Other business includes SRBF LLC’s rezoning request to allow single-family and multifamily residential uses on nearly 110 acres next to Stonebridge for its Starview Village project. Full agenda here.

Hanover defers decision on industrial park site plan appeal

Hanover supervisors voted to defer a decision on an appeal of a site plan approved for the planned Cedar Lane Industrial Park. The appeal was filed by the homeowners’ association for Chickahominy Falls, a primarily 55-and-up residential development across Cedar Lane from the 118-acre site. The board heard from various parties involved before voting to defer the item for 30 days.

500-home development, Belmont Golf Course plan approved in Henrico

A conceptual site plan of “ReTreat at One.” (Courtesy Stanley Martin Homes)

Stanley Martin Homes’ “ReTreat at One” development received zoning approval from Henrico supervisors last week. The nearly 500-home development is planned for about 65 acres straddling Telegraph Road near its intersection with Georgia Avenue off Brook Road.

Stanley Shield Partnership, which is redeveloping parts of the Brookfield Commons office complex at 6600 W. Broad St., received zoning approval for restaurant, retail and office uses on 1.6 acres at the northeast corner of Broad and Dickens Road.

The board also approved an agreement with The First Tee of Greater Richmond for lease, operation and maintenance of Belmont Golf Course and adjacent property at 7202 Brook Road. The 20-year lease with potential five-year renewals involves the county contributing $750,000 for renovating the golf course after First Tee has put at least $3.25 million into an escrow account for renovations.

Manchester mixed-use high-rise approved

At its meeting last week, Richmond City Council approved zoning for a mixed-use development high-rise in Manchester proposed by Brent Graves of Manchester Properties LLC. The project involves a collection of properties at 710 Perry St., 715 Porter St. and 201, 209 and 213 W. Commerce St.

It continued to its Jan. 13, 2020, meeting a special-use permit request that would allow The Salvation Army to move its Central Virginia headquarters to 1900 Chamberlayne Ave.

Council also deferred to its Jan. 22, 2020, meeting a request 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.

An aerial rendering of Manakin Towne. (Courtesy 510 Architects)

Manakin Towne project goes before Goochland supervisors

Goochland supervisors meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. Public hearing items include Towne and Country Partners’ Manakin Towne project, which would consist of a mix of commercial and residential uses on 40 acres west of Broad View Shopping Center at 68 Broad Street Road. The $100 million mixed-use development would include 245 residential units, and retail and office space. The item was deferred from the board’s Dec. 3 meeting.

Agricultural center opens in Goochland

Officials cut the ribbon on Goochland County’s new Agricultural Center.

Goochland County opened its new Agricultural Center on Dec. 3. The center is located at the Central High School Cultural and Educational Complex, and is home to the Goochland County Cooperative Extension and the Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District.

The opening and ribbon-cutting coincided with the unveiling of the county’s new ACRES Agricultural Initiatives, aimed at promoting and supporting Goochland’s commitment to the county’s agricultural community. The initiative, which stands for Accessibility, Connectivity, Readiness, Education & Sustainability, will encourage engagement in agricultural and natural resources through programming, education, development initiatives, economic development, hands-on experiences and other approaches.

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