The Agenda: Local government briefs for 5.24.21

The old Southern States silos would be razed to make way for a proposed mixed-use development up to 20 stories tall if the City Council approves rezoning. (BizSense file)

Budget hearing and vote, Southern States silos rezoning on city agenda

The Richmond City Council meets in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday. Full agenda available here.

A final public hearing will precede a potential vote on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022. Mayor Levar Stoney has proposed a $770.3 million budget with no increases in real estate, personal property or other general taxes. More on the proposed budget is available here.

Other business on the agenda includes a special-use permit request for Trapezium Brewing Co.’s planned offshoot location in the former Richmond Association of Masonic Lodges building at 520 N. 25th St.

Hourigan seeks a rezoning for a multifamily housing development that would replace the Southern States silos at 2-4 Manchester Road. WVS Cos. seeks a rezoning for a site it owns at 4401 E. Main St., where it’s planning a six-story mixed-use building with 203 apartments.

Zach Kennedy is requesting a special-use permit for a mixed-use building with 12 apartments at 1005 Westover Hills Blvd. A TOD-1 rezoning requested for a half-acre plot at 1801 E. Main St. that changed ownership in November is to be continued to June 14.

The council also intends to declare surplus and direct the sale of 15 parcels of city-owned real estate to the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, which manages the Richmond Land Bank. The parcels would be sold for $1 each and are separate from 36 parcels earmarked for the nonprofit in the city’s recently approved real estate disposition plan.

The Chesterfield Planning Commission voted to recommend a proposal to build 210 townhomes at Westchester Commons Shopping Center. (Courtesy of Chesterfield County)

Planning Commission backs 210 townhomes at Westchester Commons

Chesterfield County planners voted last week to recommend a proposal to add townhomes at Westchester Commons Shopping Center.

The townhomes would be built on 13.5 acres near the Target-anchored shopping center’s Gold’s Gym and Bank of America locations. The 210-unit development would be called Westchester Towns.

The proposal, filed by Westchester Towns Development Company LLC, is an amendment to a previous zoning and conditional-use planned development case. Next stop for the proposal is the Board of Supervisors, which will weigh final approval.

The commissioners also voted to recommend zoning amendments to The Lake mixed-use development to pave the way for additional residential units and a surf pool. The 105-acre property is located near Clover Hill High School. The amendments will need final approval by supervisors at a future meeting.

Petersburg hires Turille as city manager

Stuart Turille Jr.

The Petersburg City Council voted unanimously to hire Stuart Turille Jr. as Petersburg’s next city manager effective July 1.

Turille is currently a deputy county administrator with Essex County, Virginia, where he has worked since October 2018.

His responsibilities there have included economic development, strategic planning, budget and capital improvement programs, grants and risk management.

Turille previously has worked as town manager for North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, and town administrator for St. Pauls, North Carolina.

Turille replaces Aretha Ferrell-Benavides, who resigned in February to take a job as city manager of Duncanville, Texas.

55-home subdivision on Chesterfield supervisors’ agenda

Chesterfield supervisors meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Business on the agenda includes a rezoning request from Lifestyle Builders & Developers Inc. for a 55-home subdivision on 20 acres at 3507 Wyntrebrooke Drive. Full agenda here.

Financing for 350-unit Laurel Park redevelopment on Henrico agenda

Henrico supervisors meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Full agenda here.

Business includes a board determination for Virginia Housing financing of the proposed redevelopment of Laurel Park Shopping Center, which is planned for 350 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail space. The financing would require at least 20 percent of the apartments to be designated for households earning 80 percent or less of the county’s median income.

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Hunter Wilson
Hunter Wilson
2 months ago

‘WVS Cos. seeks a rezoning for a site it owns at 4401 E. Main St., where it’s planning a six-story mixed-use building with 203 apartments.’

Note that this rezoning is intended to facilitate a new development at Rockett’s Block 6 – the link tagged here refers to Rockett’s Block 8 just west of the site considered for the rezoning. That project is already under construction and the action being voted on tonight would actually lay the work for a new project just north of that one.

Last edited 2 months ago by Hunter Wilson