Hanover celebrates new airport terminal
Hanover County and Virginia Department of Aviation officials gathered last week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new terminal building at the county airport.
The terminal, which is on the east side of the airport, is 7,000 square feet in size and includes a lobby, conference room and pilot lounge, according to a county news release.
The terminal was built using state and federal money, including a $2 million grant from the state aviation department. More than 100 aircraft are based at the airport, which is designed for mid-sized corporate jets.
Budget hearing, master plan amendments on City Council agenda
The Richmond City Council will hold the first of two scheduled public hearings on the proposed fiscal year budget at its 6 p.m. regular meeting Monday. A second hearing is scheduled May 2, after which the council is expected to vote on the spending plan for fiscal year 2023, which starts July 1.
Also on the agenda is a long-deferred request by a majority of councilmembers to make amendments to the Richmond 300 master plan. Business on the consent agenda includes Nael and Antar Abouzaki’s plan to redevelop the old restaurant building at 931-933 W. Grace St. into a new three-story building with 21 apartments and ground-floor commercial space.
Budget vote, tech zone, 10-story apartment building on Henrico agenda
Henrico supervisors are scheduled to vote on the proposed fiscal year budget at its 7 p.m. regular meeting Tuesday. A public hearing on the budget was held at the previous meeting, and additional budget-related hearings are scheduled at Tuesday’s meeting.
A hearing is scheduled on a new technology zone in Innsbrook. The program would offer incentives to foster development and location of tech businesses in the transitioning business park.
Also on the agenda is Holland Associates LLC’s plan for a 10-story apartment building at 2369 Staples Mill Road, across Staples Mill from the Libbie Mill-Midtown development. Markel | Eagle seeks rezoning approval for an 80-home subdivision on 46 acres southwest of Pouncey Tract Road and Wyndham West Drive.
Willow Lawn-area redevelopment, Broad Street apartments on planning agenda
The Henrico County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
On the agenda are a series of requests for Thalhimer Realty Partners and Crenshaw Realty’s plan to replace several office buildings on Willow Lawn Drive and Byrd Avenue with two seven-story apartment buildings totaling 585 units. A portion of the plan that was to involve two buildings at 1904 and 1910 Byrd Ave. has been withdrawn from the requests.
The commission will review a development plan for Gateway II, a redevelopment of a portion of the Gateway Apartments complex at 1648 N. Parham Road with a five-story, 80-unit apartment building with 13,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, a 2,500-square-foot single-story clubhouse and associated parking.
A provisional-use permit is sought for Alliance Residential Co.’s plan to build a pair of apartment buildings totaling 340 units on 5.75 acres at 4400 W. Broad St. and RDK Land Holdings LLC’s request for a 160-unit townhome development on 16 acres southeast of Chamberlayne Road and Wilmer Avenue.
Middleburg Real Estate Partners LLC seeks approvals to replace the Knights Inn motel at 9002 Brook Road with more than 300 apartments and townhomes and a commercial space fronting Brook.
Chesterfield supervisors adopt FY23 budget
Another budget is in the books for Chesterfield County, this one featuring workforce investments and a tax rate cut.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors voted last week to adopt the county’s fiscal year 2023 budget, which will take effect July 1.
The county’s total FY23 budget is $1.8 billion, which is an increase of $185.3 million compared to the current FY22 budget. The budget features several initiatives to attract and retain employees amid a tight labor market, including higher starting salaries for first-responders and teachers.
The board also approved a 3-cent decrease to the real estate tax rate, which brings it to 92 cents per $100 of assessed value.