The Agenda: Local government briefs for 6.7.21

Urban One’s proposed casino and resort would rise just off Interstate 95 if approved by Richmond voters Nov. 2. (BizSense file images)

Casino operator agreement, Southern States silos rezoning on city agendas

The Richmond City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday. Business on the agenda includes Hourigan’s rezoning request for a multifamily housing development that would replace the Southern States silos at 2-4 Manchester Road. The request was deferred at the council’s meeting last week.

The council’s Organizational Development Standing Committee also meets at 5 p.m. Monday. The committee will review a proposed ordinance selecting RVA Entertainment Holdings LLC as the city’s preferred operator for Urban One’s proposed casino at 2001 Walmsley Blvd. and 4700 Trenton Ave. The ordinance also would initiate a required voter referendum on the casino to be held in November.

The parking lot at Monument Avenue and Hamilton Street is the site of a proposed 263-unit apartment complex development by the International Mission Board.

IMB apartments, City Center area plan on Richmond planning agenda

The Richmond Planning Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Full agenda here.

Business on the agenda includes the International Mission Board’s plan to develop a 263-unit apartment complex on land it owns across Hamilton Street from its headquarters at 3806 Monument Ave.

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks a special-use permit to reduce parking requirements for a 152-unit senior apartments development at 1705 Chamberlayne Parkway, on land east of Chamberlayne Avenue on the north side of the train tracks. The City Council in 2019 authorized RRHA to issue up to $15 million in bonds to fund the development, to be called Chamberlayne Senior Apartments.

Owners Jeremy Connell and Jon Rasich seek a special-use permit for the warehouse they bought last fall at 501 Oliver Hill Way. The permit would allow such uses as a brewery, distillery, manufacturing, and food and beverage distribution.

Planning staff also will give a presentation on the draft City Center Small Area Plan (formerly called the Coliseum Framework Plan).

Padow’s City Hall Deli closed after more than two decades in the location after receiving a notice to vacate from the city last year. The city plans to use the space as a community resource center for residents experiencing a housing crisis.

Housing crisis center now planned for former City Hall deli space

Other business on the Planning Commission agenda includes an amendment to an ordinance adopted in February that allocated $500,000 from the city’s fund balance excess for renovations to the former deli space on the first floor of City Hall.

The space was originally planned to be converted to accommodate a health clinic and potentially an RVA Financial employee credit union branch that would be relocated from an upper floor. Plans now call for the space to be used as a community resource center for city residents experiencing a housing crisis, and potentially the credit union branch.

The space was previously occupied by Padow’s Hams & Deli, which operated there for more than two decades before it was ordered to vacate last year.

A rendering of the proposed John Rolfe Mews townhomes.

John Rolfe Mews development plan up for deciding vote in Henrico

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

The board will hold a public hearing on Rebkee Co. and Main Street Homes’ proposal for 81 townhomes and 6,000 to 8,000 square feet of commercial space on an 8-acre site at the convergence of John Rolfe Parkway and Pump and Church roads. Called John Rolfe Mews, the reworked plan is scaled down from a previous proposal called The Shire.

Other business includes a request deferred from last month from North Gayton Village LLC to rezone 11 acres on the west side of Pouncey Tract Road south of North Gayton Road for an age-restricted detached condominium development.

Chesterfield seeks input on zoning ordinance update

The public outreach portion of a major update to Chesterfield County’s zoning ordinance is underway.

The zoning ordinance lays out what uses are permitted where and under what circumstances. The update, which is expected to take two to three years to complete, is expected to be the most comprehensive amendment to the zoning ordinance in 30 years.

Chesterfield unveiled an informational video and comment portal for the ordinance update effort, which the county is calling ZOMod, in late May.

Those wishing to weigh in on the update can also make their thoughts known via email at [email protected], or by phone at (804) 748-1050 to Rachel Chieppa, the county’s ZOMod project manager.

Feedback collected through public outreach initiatives will be used to help guide the update process.

Chesterfield approves 55-home subdivision, land trust project

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors voted at its meeting in late May to OK a rezoning request by Lifestyle Builders & Developers for a 55-home subdivision that would be built on 20 acres at 3507 Wyntrebrooke Drive.

Supervisors also voted to approve a rezoning and conditional use planned development request tied to a proposal for a 10-lot subdivision at 3901 Dupuy Road. With the board’s approval, the stage is set for the project applicant, The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, to build the proposed income-based housing on the 5-acre property.

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Hunter Wilson
Hunter Wilson
16 days ago

FYI the Chamberlayne item appears to be in regards to the Concord project by Spy Rock further up Chamberlayne, not the RRHA project planed at Mitchell.

Last edited 16 days ago by Hunter Wilson