The state’s Phase Three reopening guidelines take effect this week, Richmond City Council talks police reform and monument removal, Powhatan taps a former Henrico official as its next county administrator, and a new round of business assistance grants roll out in Chesterfield.
Richmond’s mayor dismisses his police chief, two localities weigh details regarding short-term home rental rules, and hundreds of homes are proposed between two projects in Hanover.
Area governments roll out more financial help for businesses, a height extension request for a flagpole that has previously displayed a Confederate flag is up for review in Chesterfield, a Confederate-named rec center is renamed in Henrico and a similar change is proposed for Richmond’s Lee Bridge.
An out-of-state company looks to move its headquarters to the region, a county strikes a deal with a private broadband internet provider, and surplus property designations stemming from the Navy Hill project highlight a slew of business on City Council’s plate this week.
Richmond joins its neighbors in entering the state’s Phase One reopening guidelines, Chesterfield launches a grant program for businesses and gives a controversial development project a thumbs-up, and Petersburg sets aside street space to help restaurants provide outdoor dining.
The Town of Ashland launches two initiatives aimed at helping businesses during the pandemic, a quarry operator looks to relocate its plant in Goochland, and some sizable developments are up for review this week in Chesterfield, Hanover and Richmond.
Hanover supervisors approve a Wegmans distribution facility amid opposition from neighbors, a 100-acre mixed-use development is planned in Varina, and budgets for Richmond and Henrico are slated for adoption this week.
A county effort to prepare for the phased reopening of the state economy seeks industry representatives to participate in work groups, a controversial zoning request for a Wegmans facility in Hanover is up for a deciding vote, and applications continue to be accepted for the city’s small business disaster loan program.
City Council holds the first of two budget hearings this week, Ashland rolls out its proposed fiscal plan and Henrico weighs a proposed increase to its business license tax exemption threshold.
A shopping center slated for a new Trader Joe’s is primed for more tenants, a local homebuilder eyes a townhome development in Midlothian, and area governments roll out more programs to support businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.