The Agenda: Local government briefs for 6.28.21

Most of the four-level townhomes at Westchester Commons would include rooftop patios. (BizSense file)

Chesterfield OKs more residential units at The Lake, Westchester Commons

Chesterfield County supervisors voted last week to allow more residential units at The Lake, an upcoming mixed-use development near Clover Hill High School.

Project developer Flatwater Cos. can add another 400 units to the development, which would also include a surf pool and 13-acre lake feature alongside retail, office and restaurant space.

The development would be built on 105 acres at 13400 Genito Road, and 2500, 2601 and 2991 Genito Place. The board’s approval of amendments to a previously OK’d rezoning application allows the surf pool’s construction as an alternative to a white-water course as well as the additional housing units and other changes.

The development will now include 830 apartments and 360 townhomes.

The board also gave the green light to a request by StyleCraft Homes to add 210 townhomes to Westchester Commons, a nearly 800-acre commercial development near Midlothian Turnpike and Route 288. The townhomes would be built on pad sites that total a little more than 13 acres near the development’s Gold’s Gym, Panera, Bank of America and Plaza Azteca.

Chesterfield County plans to buy the shuttered Southside Speedway. (BizSense file)

Chesterfield approves funding for Southside Speedway acquisition

Chesterfield supervisors voted last week to allocate $5 million to the county economic development authority for the impending purchase of Southside Speedway, which county officials expect will be redeveloped to expand and complement the nearby River City Sportsplex.

The county said the purchase price of the property will be $4.5 million and the remaining $500,000 would cover costs associated with the acquisition, such as property inspection, in a news release Friday. The county now expects to close on the purchase in early July.

Shockoe Bottom, Manchester rezoning requests on City Council agenda

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

Business on the consent agenda includes a special-use request deferred from last month for a warehouse at 501 Oliver Hill Way that would allow such uses as a brewery, distillery, manufacturing, and food and beverage distribution.

BAIS Properties LLC seeks to rezone three properties totaling 0.63 acres at 2116 and 2126 E. Main St. and 16 N. 22nd St. from industrial use to B-5. The Shockoe Bottom properties include the building that houses Honey Whytes restaurant and the Poythress Apartments building.

Also on the agenda is Thalhimer Realty Partners’ request to rezone 2.2 acres at 423 Hull St. to TOD-1 Transit-Oriented Nodal District, which allows building heights up to 12 stories compared to five stories allowed by the current B-5 Central Business District zoning.

Innsbrook infill, life care facility development plans approved in Henrico

At its meeting last week, the Henrico County Planning Commission approved a development plan for Dominion Realty Partners’ project at 5000 Dominion Blvd., where it plans to develop a mix of apartments and for-sale townhomes totaling 360 units on about a dozen acres beside Dominion Energy’s Innsbrook operations center.

The commission also approved a development plan for Anthology Senior Living, a proposed three-story, 150-unit life care facility including 32 memory care units, 60 assisted care units and 58 independent care units on part of a 16-acre parcel along Hickory Park Drive just east of Nuckols Road. The site was rezoned by county supervisors in May 2020.

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