Sports and entertainment authority on Henrico agenda
Henrico supervisors meet Tuesday. Full agenda here.
Business on the 7 p.m. regular meeting agenda includes rezoning requests from Pemberton Investments LLC, which is planning a 28-home development on 12 acres at John Rolfe Parkway and Pump Road, and from HHHunt, which is planning a 65-unit continuation of its recently approved The Pointe condos project on 7 acres at Pouncey Tract Road and Twin Hickory Lake Drive.
Markel | Eagle seeks a rezoning for an 80-home subdivision on 46 acres southwest of Pouncey Tract Road and Wyndham West Drive. The request was deferred at board meetings in May and July.
Also on the agenda is an introduction of a resolution to create a county sports and entertainment authority. The authority would be responsible for Henrico’s sports tourism program and management of related public-private investments, such as the indoor athletic and events center at Virginia Center Commons and the 18,000-seat arena planned as part of the GreenCity development.
92-home subdivision by Harvie Elementary on Henrico planning agenda
The Henrico County Planning Commission meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The lone public hearing item is a request from Fleettree LLC to rezone 27 acres northeast of Goodell and Harvie roads, just north of Harvie Elementary School, for a 92-home subdivision. The request was deferred at the commission’s June meeting. Full agenda here.
Chesterfield nearing vote on $540 million bond referendum
A $540 million bond referendum for a slew of projects will soon be before Chesterfield voters.
If approved, Chesterfield’s Community Facilities Bond Plan would tee up 26 capital projects across the county. The plan includes projects for the school district, public safety, parks and libraries over an eight-to-10-year period, according to a county news release in late July.
Most of the general obligations bonds that would be issued would go toward the school district.
Among the $375 million in total school projects are a new high school on west Route 360 ($135 million), replacement of Midlothian Middle School ($50 million, and other funding would cover the remaining half of the project’s $100 million price tag), a $22 million expansion at Thomas Dale High School and replacement of Bensley Elementary School ($42 million) among other projects.
Of the overall bond package, $81.1 million would go toward public safety projects. More than half of funding for public safety projects would be used to replace the county’s oldest fire stations in Chester and Ettrick.
Parks and recreation projects would account for $38.2 million. They would include $17.2 million in improvements to River City Sportsplex and $10 million in improvements at Horner Park among other projects.
Library funding would be $45.7 million and include the replacement of Enon Library for $17 million and a new $16.5 million library on the western end of Route 360.
The Community Facilities Bond Plan will be on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. That election’s early in-person voting period starts Sept. 23.
For more information about the bond referendum, visit chesterfield.gov/bond.
Goochland supervisors OK rezoning for “Project Rocky” fulfillment center
The Goochland Board of Supervisors recently voted to approve a proposal to build a large e-commerce fulfillment center near the county’s northeast border with Henrico and Hanover counties.
The facility, which is codenamed Project Rocky, would have a 650,000-square-foot footprint and be built on 60 acres of a 105-acre site at 1990 Ashland Road.