The Agenda: Local government briefs for 6.8.20

Four of the city-owned properties set to be declared surplus, clockwise from top left: the Public Safety Building at Ninth and Leigh streets; the parking lot at 609 E. Grace St.; the Theatre Row Building on Broad Street; the Coliseum. (BizSense file and submitted photos)

Navy Hill surplus designations on City Council agendas

Richmond City Council meets Monday. Agendas available here.

Council will meet in informal session at 3 p.m. Business includes a presentation on a new city website, updates on third-quarter budget re-appropriations and the city’s C-PACE program, and a presentation on a broader funding strategy to support small businesses affected by COVID-19 and recent protests downtown.

Council also will receive an update on one of two unsolicited offers the city has received for land once eyed for the Navy Hill project.

The update relates to an item on council’s agenda for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Council plans to amend and consider a proposal to declare the bulk of those city-owned properties, including the Richmond Coliseum, as surplus properties – a move that’s required by city code before council can issue a request for proposals (RFP) or consider unsolicited offers.

Administrators have said the proposal would be amended to “split out” one of the parcels – the Public Safety Building property at 500 N. 10th St., which is the focus of the offer from Capital City Partners to develop a mixed-use office complex with a VCU Health-anchored 20-story tower.

River’s Edge development, Maury St. rezoning on council agenda

The River’s Edge II apartment project facing the James River. (File rendering courtesy Cornerstone Architecture/Ratio PC)

At its 6 p.m. meeting, council will consider a special-use request to allow the twin tower River’s Edge II development at 301 W. Sixth St. in Manchester, and a request from an entity tied to Christian Shield to rezone 400, 401 and 418 Maury St. to TOD-1, or transit-oriented nodal district.

Council will vote on Kemp Enterprises’ request to modify its plans for a hybrid residential-and-storage development along Hull Street Road just east of Warwick Road. The project, which was approved last year, now calls for an initial phase consisting of a minimum of 240 age-restricted apartments, 157,000 square feet of self-storage space and four-story building heights.

Kemps Village will include up to 245 age-restricted apartments and an additional storage facility. (Courtesy Youngblood, Tyler & Associates P.C.)

Other business includes a proposal to develop a housing policy plan to address homelessness and affordable housing in the city, and incorporating certain city-owned properties into Crooked Branch Ravine Park in the Woodland Heights area. The properties are located along West 42nd, 43rd, 44th and 46th streets, Rear West 42nd Street, Dunston Avenue, Rear Dunston Avenue and Reedy Avenue Rear.

Board to discuss company looking to move HQ to Henrico

Henrico supervisors meet Tuesday. A closed session will be held during a special meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss an out-of-state company interested in moving its headquarters to the county with an associated capital investment and job creation. The board also will discuss an existing business that wants to expand its operations in the county with an associated capital investment and job creation.

The board meets in regular session at 7 p.m. Business includes a rezoning and provisional-use permit request related to Robinson Development Group’s planned mixed-use development on 14 acres at 4359 Sadler Road in Innsbrook, where it is planning 700 apartments across multiple buildings and nearly 30,000 square feet of commercial space.

Up to 700 apartments are proposed to rise on a 13.3-acre parcel next to Wells Fargo’s Innsbrook campus at 4359 Sadler Road. (Saunders+Crouse Architects)

Other business includes a purchase agreement to acquire a house and land at 2306 Homeview Drive to expand the Tucker High School site, where a replacement campus is currently underway. The county would pay owner Corinne Eidson $179,500 for the property. Full agenda here.

100-acre Varina development, Stanley Martin project on Henrico agenda

The Henrico Planning Commission meets Thursday. Full agenda here.

The commission will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. to continue discussing revisions to the county zoning ordinance. It meets at 7 p.m. to consider rezoning and provisional-use permit requests, including two cases that were deferred from the May 14 meeting.

Those cases include Godsey Properties’ zoning request for a nearly 100-acre mixed-use development with townhouse and business uses along East Williamsburg Road north of its intersection with Dry Bridge Road. The zoning involves land near the Interstate 64 and 295 interchange that was sold in 2018 and Godsey is under contract to purchase.

The other case involves Stanley Martin Homes and Wilton Acquisition LLC seeking approvals for a residential development with townhomes and houses on 32 acres north of Scott Road between Interstate 95 and Aberdeen Street. The land is just south of the site of Stanley Martin’s approved ReTreat at One development, totaling 500 homes east of Brook Road.

Goochland to name broadband provider, interim administrator

Goochland supervisors meet in special session Wednesday at 10 a.m. The board will announce a partnership with a private broadband provider to extend broadband internet service across the county. It also will name an interim county administrator to serve during recruitment of a replacement for John Budesky, who has been named the new administrator for Hanover County. Full agenda here.

Chesterfield launches capital project tracker

Chesterfield County launched an online tool that allows users to track capital projects, and view school enrollment and other data related to the county’s capital improvement plan. (Screenshot)

Chesterfield County developed a page on its website to serve as a one-stop shop for information related to community facilities and infrastructure. The webpage consolidates information from the county website with additional content not previously available to the public.

The Community Facilities and Infrastructure page provides an overview of the capital planning process, project financing options and capital projects currently underway. It links to the county’s capital mapping tool and bond referendum information, and also includes resources to connect users with specific topic areas.

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