VUU tower signage, Libbie-and-Grove condo project on city planning agenda
The Richmond Planning Commission meets Monday at 1:30 p.m. Full agenda here.
Business on the agenda includes requests from Canterbury Enterprises to adjust the number of homes it’s planning for two developments in the Southside. It’s now proposing 73 townhomes, up from 65, on 7 acres at 5315 and 5323 Warwick Road and 5300 Rear Hull Street Road. And it’s now planning 34 townhomes, instead of 36, on 6 acres at 2525, 2613 and 2701 Belt Blvd.
Urban Generation Living seeks a special-use permit for the 26-unit condo development it’s planningat 417-419 Libbie Ave. A two-story building and parking lot on the site would be replaced.
Also on the agenda is a long-deferred special-use request from Virginia Union University to allow its “VUU” signage to remain on its campus belltower. The illuminated signs were placed without required city and state approvals, and an agreement between the university and the state was in the works when the request was initially deferred last fall.
6 p.m. budget hearing starts off Henrico board meeting
Henrico supervisors meet Tuesday starting with a public hearing on the proposed FY23 budget at 6 p.m.
Business on the 7 p.m. regular meeting agenda includes scheduling a public hearing for a proposed increase to the maximum allowable net worth of participants in the county’s Real Estate Advantage Program for elderly or disabled persons. The threshold would increase from $400,000 to $500,000 and would apply to participants in the program this year. The hearing would be held April 12.
The full meeting agenda can be found here.
Chesterfield supervisors to hold budget hearing
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors is slated to meet Wednesday. Full agenda here.
On the docket are public hearings related to the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2023 and related tax rates and the five-year capital improvement program. The proposed budget would allocate funds toward several measures aimed at workforce recruitment and retention and would also feature a lower real estate tax rate.
Spring Rock Green redevelopment, zoo expansion recommended
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission voted last week to recommend a proposed redevelopment of the Spring Rock Green shopping center.
The county-led effort would demolish the existing aging shopping center and replace it with a mixed-use development that features a two-rink ice hockey venue, more than 1,000 residential units, a hotel, commercial space and more.
Commissioners also recommended approval of an expansion project at the Richmond Metro Zoo. The proposed expansion would add about 39 acres to the zoo, which would be the site of animal exhibits and parking. Additionally, three residential parcels intended for family members of zoo owner Jim Andelin who would work at the zoo would be part of the project, according to the staff report.
The Board of Supervisors will consider the projects for final approval at a future meeting.
The Planning Commission voted to defer until April 19 its consideration of the residential piece of a proposed 2,400-acre development near Moseley on the so-called Upper Magnolia Green site. The residential component proposes up to 600 single-family lots on a 700-acre site that would be shared with new public facilities.
Most of the project would consist of a 1,700-acre technology park. A separate rezoning application would facilitate that part of the project, and is expected to also be considered by the Planning Commission on April 19.
Goochland supervisors approve 122-home development
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a new 122-home subdivision last week.
The stage is set for Markel-Eagle to develop the single-family homes on a 49-acre piece of a 73-acre property at the end of Whippoorwill Road, which is near the county’s border with the Short Pump area of Henrico. As many as 32 of the homes would be attached.