The Agenda: Local government briefs for 11.1.21

A new wine shop, bar and cafe plans to open near the intersection of North Lombardy Street and Floyd Avenue. (Mike Platania photo)

Fan wine shop, Union Hill mixed-use building on city planning agenda

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

Business includes a special-use request to allow up to seven attached homes and either one detached home or offices and a common area at 6900 and 6904 Patterson Ave. Developer Bryan Traylor seeks a special-use permit for a mixed-use building with nine dwelling units and commercial space at 2200 and 2202 Carrington St. in Union Hill.

An SUP is sought for Celladora Wines, a wine shop, bar and cafe planned at 111 N. Lombardy St. in the Fan. The commission plans to again defer a vote on the proposed City Center Small Area Plan.

Petersburg bond rating upgraded

The City of Petersburg’s bond rating was upgraded from BBB+ to A+ by S&P Global Ratings, and to an A2 with intent to an A1 by Moody’s Investors Service. Obligations rated A2 by Moody’s are considered upper-medium grade and are subject to low credit risk.

S&P said the upgrade “reflects our view of Petersburg’s adherence to improved management practices and policies as well as the city’s achievement in restoring fiscal stability by bolstering reserves and liquidity,” according to a release from the city. Moody’s said it also reflects achievement in the city’s financial position with increased reserves and liquidity.

Former Goochland administrator tapped for deputy role in Hanover

Todd Kilduff

Another former Goochland County administrator is taking a job in Hanover County.

Todd Kilduff is slated to assume the role of Hanover’s deputy county administrator for community development Nov. 16. He replaces Frank Harksen, who is retiring, according to a Hanover news release.

Kilduff is currently an associate at Dewberry Engineering. He was previously a deputy county administrator, assistant county administrator and public utilities director in Goochland, where he worked with John Budesky, Hanover’s county administrator. Budesky moved from Goochland to Hanover last year.

In his role with Hanover, Kilduff will oversee planning, public utilities and the building inspector’s office, among other departments.

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