The Agenda: Local government briefs for 6.13.22

An aerial rendering shows the nine townhomes planned along M and 26th streets beside the former Bowler School that’s now senior apartments. (BizSense file)

Master plan amendments, Bowler apartments project on City Council agenda

The Richmond City Council meets Monday. Agendas available here.

Business on the 6 p.m. meeting agenda includes proposed amendments to the Richmond 300 master plan, a resolution supporting a 2-cent reduction of the city’s real estate tax rate should a second voter referendum on the One Casino + Resort project pass, and designating funds from the casino for public schools and infrastructure projects.

Items on the consent agenda include a special-use permit request for a planned renovation of the Bowler Retirement Community apartments and a nine-home infill development on the property. Historic Housing is seeking the permit, and Evolve Development would build the new homes.

Other business includes a request to rezone 600 Decatur St. from B-7 Mixed-Use to B-4 Central Business. The 1-acre property is owned by developer Tom Papa, whose Fountainhead Real Estate Development is planning a seven-story, 118-unit mixed-use building nearby.

Broad Street parking lot sale resolution to be stricken

The City Council plans to strike from the agenda a resolution continued since 2019 that would require the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance to sell at fair market value its property at 623 E. Broad St. – currently a parking lot beside Dominion Energy Center – to benefit the alliance’s endowment.

The resolution was introduced by former councilmember Parker Agelasto and stemmed from an agreement with the city that such action would be taken if no use of the property had been determined five years after a certificate of occupancy was issued for the center’s Carpenter Theatre and other facilities.

In recent years, the property was among those considered for inclusion in the Navy Hill redevelopment, but was not included because it was not a city-controlled property.

Broad Street apartment project, Lilly Pad permit up for votes in Henrico

Henrico supervisors meet in regular session Tuesday at 7 p.m. Full agenda here.

Business includes Arizona-based Alliance Residential Co.’s plan to build 340 apartments at the former Motleys Asset Disposition site at 4400 W. Broad St., and a rezoning request from RDK Land Holdings LLC for a 160-unit townhome development on 16 acres southeast of Chamberlayne Road and Wilmer Avenue.

Other items include plans from Build Senior Living for a 98-unit senior living and memory care facility at 9301 Patterson Ave., a 6-acre site beside Maybeury Elementary School and the Tuckahoe Family YMCA.

The board will also consider a provisional-use permit proposed for The Lilly Pad restaurant and Kingsland Marina that would limit live music to certain hours and decibel levels, among other conditions that county staff is recommending after determining that the expanded restaurant had outgrown the parameters of a previous permit.

Rogers-Chenault project up for consideration in Hanover

The Hanover County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday. Full agenda here.

On tap is a proposal by Rogers-Chenault to build 203 townhomes and three speculative commercial pads on a 52-acre site at the intersection of East Patrick Henry Road and Providence Church Road.

One hundred townhome units would be age-restricted. Uses of the commercial component of the development would be limited to craft breweries, restaurants, fitness centers and other select uses.

The commercial pads would be built on 9 acres of the project site, meaning the project would have a smaller commercial component than the Rogers-Chenault proposal for the site that was shot down by the Hanover Board of Supervisors in 2021. The new proposal has about double the townhomes.

Staff recommends approval of the application subject to recommended changes to proffers related to the architectural treatment of commercial development and the conceptual plan but denial of the proposal as submitted, according to a staff report.

After the Planning Commission votes on whether to recommend the proposal, the board will render a final verdict at a future meeting.

Chesterfield supervisors to start process to fill board vacancy

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting today to map out the application process that will be used to find an interim representative for the Midlothian District.

Leslie Haley, who formerly represented Midlothian, left her spot on the board earlier this month to take on a senior position with the Attorney General’s office.

The interim appointee will serve until a permanent representative is installed after a special election in November, and that person will serve the remainder of Haley’s term.

The application process will resemble how other board appointments are made with some minimum requirements related to being on the board of supervisors, according to a county news release.

Applicants must be residents of the Midlothian District, be able to attend board meetings and not be convicted felons among other requirements. Applications will start to be collected following the special meeting.

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