The Agenda: Local government briefs for 8.15.22

A rendering shows the western end of the main library, which would be razed and built anew. (File image)

Richmond Planning Commission to review $70M library renovation

The Richmond Planning Commission meets Monday at 1:30 p.m. Full agenda here.

Business on the agenda includes a conceptual location, character and extent review of Richmond Public Library’s planned $70 million renovation and addition of its main branch complex at 101 E. Franklin St.

Also on the agenda is a request to amend the Stratford Hills Community Unit Plan. The amendment would increase the plan area by 2.85 acres to 67.4 acres to accommodate Harper Associates’ plan to develop a Chipotle restaurant and 6,500-square-foot retail outparcel and up to 36 townhomes on the east side of the site.

Work progressing on $280M Cobbs Creek Reservoir project

Henrico County released a video update of its Cobbs Creek Reservoir project. The $280 million project is designed to secure the county’s drinking water for the future. When complete, the 14.8 billion gallon reservoir in Cumberland County will supplement the flow of the James River, enabling Henrico to withdraw an additional 30 million gallons of water per day. The video can be viewed here.

Chesterfield Planning Commission to consider 658-unit development 

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday. Full agenda here.

On the agenda is a mixed-use development with up to 658 residential units on nearly 40 acres at Route 1 and Willis Road. The residential units would consist of apartments, condos and townhomes, according to a staff report.

Staff recommends a deferral on the project’s consideration until the commission’s September meeting so that the applicant Bellwood Commons LLC can finalize its case documents. The project would rise on the site of Bellwood Flea Market and includes parcels at 9201 Route 1, 9241 Route 1 and 2341 Willis Road.

Also recommended for a deferral until the September meeting is a request by Douglas and Susan Sowers and Otterdale LLC for a rezoning needed for a 394-lot single-family home development on 164 acres south of the Newmarket Village subdivision. Staff say the deferral is recommended to allow the applicant additional time to work on the request.

Commissioners are also scheduled to vote on whether to recommend a rezoning request by Emerson Ventures for a 50-unit townhome development at 16321 Hull Street Road.

The cases will go before the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors for final approval if the planning recommends them.

Henrico indoor sports and events center at VCC going vertical

A rendering of the Henrico sports arena shows additional courts outside for sand volleyball.

Henrico also released a video showing crews making progress on the county’s indoor sports and event center at Virginia Center Commons.

The foundation is down for the structure that will feature more than 115,000 square feet of adaptable event space with room for 12 basketball courts or 24 volleyball courts and an arena with stadium seating. Construction is slated to be finished in September 2023.

The video can be watched here.

Hanover Planning Commission to weigh retail strip with Dunkin’

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

On the agenda is a rezoning request by WEDG Acquisitions LLC to build a three-unit retail strip at 8257 Meadowbridge Road, which is across from Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. A Dunkin’ restaurant is expected to be part of the development, according to a county staff report. The retail strip is planned to be 6,200 square feet in total.

DMV’s former HR director named to same post in Hanover

Catey Dickensheets

Hanover County announced last week that Catey Dickensheets has been appointed the county’s human resources director. Her first day is Sept. 1.

Dickensheets was most recently the human resources director at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

She also worked in several human resources roles at VDOT, as well as for Dominion Energy and Capital One, according to a county news release.

Dickensheets has degrees from Penn State University and VCU. She is a Hanover resident.

Chesterfield to hold community meetings on bond referendum

Community meetings dedicated to Chesterfield’s upcoming bond referendum are slated for September and October.

Chesterfield voters will be asked to vote in November on whether the county should authorize the issuance of $540 million in general obligation bonds to fuel 26 capital projects for new or improved public safety, school district, library and parks facilities.

Six meetings will be in-person meetings and two will be held virtually on Facebook Live, according to a county news release. County staff and elected officials will be on hand at the meetings to answer questions and provide information about the bond referendum.

The meetings will be held as follows, and each starts at 6 p.m.:

  • • Sept. 6 at CTC Hull Auditorium (13900 Hull Street Road).
  • • Sept. 8 at Thomas Dale High School (3626 W. Hundred Road).
  • • Sept. 12 at Manchester High School (12601 Bailey Bridge Road).
  • • Sept. 14 at Midlothian Middle School (13501 Midlothian Turnpike).
  • • Sept. 15 on Facebook Live.
  • • Sept. 19 at Meadowdale Library (4301 Meadowdale Blvd.).
  • • Sept. 20 at Ettrick-Matoaca Library (4501 River Road).
  • • Oct. 17 on Facebook Live.

A rendering shows the western end of the main library, which would be razed and built anew. (File image)

Richmond Planning Commission to review $70M library renovation

The Richmond Planning Commission meets Monday at 1:30 p.m. Full agenda here.

Business on the agenda includes a conceptual location, character and extent review of Richmond Public Library’s planned $70 million renovation and addition of its main branch complex at 101 E. Franklin St.

Also on the agenda is a request to amend the Stratford Hills Community Unit Plan. The amendment would increase the plan area by 2.85 acres to 67.4 acres to accommodate Harper Associates’ plan to develop a Chipotle restaurant and 6,500-square-foot retail outparcel and up to 36 townhomes on the east side of the site.

Work progressing on $280M Cobbs Creek Reservoir project

Henrico County released a video update of its Cobbs Creek Reservoir project. The $280 million project is designed to secure the county’s drinking water for the future. When complete, the 14.8 billion gallon reservoir in Cumberland County will supplement the flow of the James River, enabling Henrico to withdraw an additional 30 million gallons of water per day. The video can be viewed here.

Chesterfield Planning Commission to consider 658-unit development 

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday. Full agenda here.

On the agenda is a mixed-use development with up to 658 residential units on nearly 40 acres at Route 1 and Willis Road. The residential units would consist of apartments, condos and townhomes, according to a staff report.

Staff recommends a deferral on the project’s consideration until the commission’s September meeting so that the applicant Bellwood Commons LLC can finalize its case documents. The project would rise on the site of Bellwood Flea Market and includes parcels at 9201 Route 1, 9241 Route 1 and 2341 Willis Road.

Also recommended for a deferral until the September meeting is a request by Douglas and Susan Sowers and Otterdale LLC for a rezoning needed for a 394-lot single-family home development on 164 acres south of the Newmarket Village subdivision. Staff say the deferral is recommended to allow the applicant additional time to work on the request.

Commissioners are also scheduled to vote on whether to recommend a rezoning request by Emerson Ventures for a 50-unit townhome development at 16321 Hull Street Road.

The cases will go before the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors for final approval if the planning recommends them.

Henrico indoor sports and events center at VCC going vertical

A rendering of the Henrico sports arena shows additional courts outside for sand volleyball.

Henrico also released a video showing crews making progress on the county’s indoor sports and event center at Virginia Center Commons.

The foundation is down for the structure that will feature more than 115,000 square feet of adaptable event space with room for 12 basketball courts or 24 volleyball courts and an arena with stadium seating. Construction is slated to be finished in September 2023.

The video can be watched here.

Hanover Planning Commission to weigh retail strip with Dunkin’

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

On the agenda is a rezoning request by WEDG Acquisitions LLC to build a three-unit retail strip at 8257 Meadowbridge Road, which is across from Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. A Dunkin’ restaurant is expected to be part of the development, according to a county staff report. The retail strip is planned to be 6,200 square feet in total.

DMV’s former HR director named to same post in Hanover

Catey Dickensheets

Hanover County announced last week that Catey Dickensheets has been appointed the county’s human resources director. Her first day is Sept. 1.

Dickensheets was most recently the human resources director at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

She also worked in several human resources roles at VDOT, as well as for Dominion Energy and Capital One, according to a county news release.

Dickensheets has degrees from Penn State University and VCU. She is a Hanover resident.

Chesterfield to hold community meetings on bond referendum

Community meetings dedicated to Chesterfield’s upcoming bond referendum are slated for September and October.

Chesterfield voters will be asked to vote in November on whether the county should authorize the issuance of $540 million in general obligation bonds to fuel 26 capital projects for new or improved public safety, school district, library and parks facilities.

Six meetings will be in-person meetings and two will be held virtually on Facebook Live, according to a county news release. County staff and elected officials will be on hand at the meetings to answer questions and provide information about the bond referendum.

The meetings will be held as follows, and each starts at 6 p.m.:

  • • Sept. 6 at CTC Hull Auditorium (13900 Hull Street Road).
  • • Sept. 8 at Thomas Dale High School (3626 W. Hundred Road).
  • • Sept. 12 at Manchester High School (12601 Bailey Bridge Road).
  • • Sept. 14 at Midlothian Middle School (13501 Midlothian Turnpike).
  • • Sept. 15 on Facebook Live.
  • • Sept. 19 at Meadowdale Library (4301 Meadowdale Blvd.).
  • • Sept. 20 at Ettrick-Matoaca Library (4501 River Road).
  • • Oct. 17 on Facebook Live.

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