The Agenda: Local government briefs for 5.23.22

The county-initiated rezoning of the Upper Magnolia Green property would allow development of a technology park and public facilities including a high school on a 1,700-acre site near Moseley and on the western side of a future extension of the Powhite Parkway. (Courtesy of Chesterfield County)

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to consider Upper Magnolia project

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet on Thursday. Full agenda here.

On deck is a county-initiated proposal to develop the 2,400-acre Upper Magnolia Green site near Moseley in the western part of the county.

Supervisors are expected to vote on whether to provide final approval for two separate rezoning applications: One which would rezone 1,700 acres to develop a technology park and public facilities, and the other to allow construction of 600 single-family homes and public facilities on 700 acres. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the project in April.

Also on the agenda is a vote on whether to allow a redevelopment of Rockwood Square shopping center with the construction of several hundred residential units. 

Chesterfield planning commissioners support new subdivision

The Planning Commission voted last week to recommend a proposal to build a new residential development near Cosby High School.

Millwood Investment Co. wants to build a subdivision of up to 105 units, a mixture of detached homes and duplexes, on a 25-acre site at 4601 Fox Club Parkway and 15100 Millwood School Lane. Millwood’s conceptual plan shows 98 residential units in the development.

The rezoning request tied to the project now goes to the Board of Supervisors for its consideration.

Coliseum transfer, Richmond 300 amendments on City Council agenda

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

Items on the consent agenda include ordinances declaring surplus and directing the conveyance of the Richmond Coliseum property at 601 E. Leigh St. to the Economic Development Authority, and executing a cooperation agreement with the EDA for redeveloping the 7-acre parcel. The ordinances would position the site for redevelopment in accordance with the City Center small area plan adopted this year.

Also on the consent agenda is a resolution supporting Max Holdings LLC’s plan for a four-story mixed-use building with 41 mixed-income apartments above a ground-floor commercial space at 711 Dawn St. The resolution would assist the developer in securing financing for the project from Virginia Housing.

Business on the regular agenda includes a request by a majority of councilmembers to make amendments to the Richmond 300 master plan. The resolution would direct the Planning Commission to prepare and consider the requested amendments and schedule a public hearing.

Aaron Reidmiller

Hanover selects new parks and recreation director

Aaron Reidmiller has been tapped to lead Hanover County’s parks and recreation department. Reidmiller will assume his new role June 16.

Reidmiller is currently parks director for Hopewell. He previously spent six years at Henrico Parks & Recreation. Reidmiller replaces Derek Stamey, who is now county administrator for Cumberland County, according to a Hanover news release.

Reidmiller has a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and sports management from VCU and is a past president of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, according to the release.

The county-initiated rezoning of the Upper Magnolia Green property would allow development of a technology park and public facilities including a high school on a 1,700-acre site near Moseley and on the western side of a future extension of the Powhite Parkway. (Courtesy of Chesterfield County)

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to consider Upper Magnolia project

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet on Thursday. Full agenda here.

On deck is a county-initiated proposal to develop the 2,400-acre Upper Magnolia Green site near Moseley in the western part of the county.

Supervisors are expected to vote on whether to provide final approval for two separate rezoning applications: One which would rezone 1,700 acres to develop a technology park and public facilities, and the other to allow construction of 600 single-family homes and public facilities on 700 acres. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the project in April.

Also on the agenda is a vote on whether to allow a redevelopment of Rockwood Square shopping center with the construction of several hundred residential units. 

Chesterfield planning commissioners support new subdivision

The Planning Commission voted last week to recommend a proposal to build a new residential development near Cosby High School.

Millwood Investment Co. wants to build a subdivision of up to 105 units, a mixture of detached homes and duplexes, on a 25-acre site at 4601 Fox Club Parkway and 15100 Millwood School Lane. Millwood’s conceptual plan shows 98 residential units in the development.

The rezoning request tied to the project now goes to the Board of Supervisors for its consideration.

Coliseum transfer, Richmond 300 amendments on City Council agenda

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

Items on the consent agenda include ordinances declaring surplus and directing the conveyance of the Richmond Coliseum property at 601 E. Leigh St. to the Economic Development Authority, and executing a cooperation agreement with the EDA for redeveloping the 7-acre parcel. The ordinances would position the site for redevelopment in accordance with the City Center small area plan adopted this year.

Also on the consent agenda is a resolution supporting Max Holdings LLC’s plan for a four-story mixed-use building with 41 mixed-income apartments above a ground-floor commercial space at 711 Dawn St. The resolution would assist the developer in securing financing for the project from Virginia Housing.

Business on the regular agenda includes a request by a majority of councilmembers to make amendments to the Richmond 300 master plan. The resolution would direct the Planning Commission to prepare and consider the requested amendments and schedule a public hearing.

Aaron Reidmiller

Hanover selects new parks and recreation director

Aaron Reidmiller has been tapped to lead Hanover County’s parks and recreation department. Reidmiller will assume his new role June 16.

Reidmiller is currently parks director for Hopewell. He previously spent six years at Henrico Parks & Recreation. Reidmiller replaces Derek Stamey, who is now county administrator for Cumberland County, according to a Hanover news release.

Reidmiller has a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and sports management from VCU and is a past president of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, according to the release.

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