The Agenda: Local government briefs for 1.23.23

A conceptual site plan for East West Communities’ Arcadia development, which would fill 250 acres east of Pocahontas Parkway and Route 5. (Henrico County documents)

Henrico supervisors to consider mixed-use development in Varina, Markel Eagle project

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet Tuesday. Full agenda here.

Supervisors are expected to consider a rezoning request by applicant East West Communities to build a proposed mixed-use development on about 254 acres along Willson Road near its intersection with New Market Road.  The applicant seeks to rezone the land from agricultural district (A-1) to suburban residential mixed planning development district (SMX-PD).

Also the docket is a request by Markel | Eagle Advisors to rezone about 47 acres for a proposed single-family subdivision with a maximum density of 6 units per acre. The site south of Pouncey Tract Road’s intersection with Wyndham Drive and next to David A. Kaechele Elementary School in western Henrico.

The applicant requests a deferral to the board’s April 11 meeting. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the request.

780-home mixed-use development near VCC deferred

Shaded areas show the 93 acres where Sauer Properties is planning a mix of development. (Google Maps)

The Henrico Planning Commission voted earlier this month to defer its consideration of a Sauer Properties project to develop a mixed-use development near Virginia Center Commons.

Sauer had pitched a plan to build a development of 780 residential units along with office, retail and industrial uses on 93 acres along Jeb Stuart Parkway on the west side of Interstate 95 and east of Brook Road.

The request has been deferred to the commission’s Feb. 9 meeting, according to an updated meeting agenda on the county’s website.

City Council approves grant agreement for 217 income-based apartments.

The apartments as they would appear at the corner of Carnation Street and Hioaks Road. (City documents)

Richmond City Council approved a grant agreement with an entity tied to local developer Lynx Ventures earlier this month for an income-based development at 7000 Carnation St.

The 217-unit development is planned for a 5.3-acre parcel near Chippenham Hospital. The development is planned to cost $2.17 million. Grant payments will be limited to incremental real estate tax revenues generated by the project and payments will be conditioned on the project’s completion and continued maintenance. The development is required to be restricted to tenants with an average income of 60 percent the area median income for at least 30 years.

Supervisors to vote on 30-lot subdivision in southwest Chesterfield

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

The supervisors are expected to vote on final approval of a proposed 30-lot subdivision on 62 acres at 12500 Coalboro Road. Applicant Coleman Lyttle is seeking a rezoning to residential (R-40) from agricultural (A) and a utility waiver for the project.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of both requests. Staff recommends denial of the utility waiver but approval of the zoning request, according to a staff report.

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