The Agenda: Local government briefs for 3.20.23

by Lindsey Francy Mar 20, 2023 News
The Agenda: Local government briefs for 3.20.23

There is a proposal to build a six-story apartment building along the side of the road. The documents are from the city.

The 260-unit apartment project is going to the commission.

The planning commission will meet Monday. There's a full agenda here.

The Flournoy Development Group wants to build a 260-unit apartment building on the site of the former Windsor Senior Living facility.

A location, character and extent review of plans to demolish the existing George Wythe High School and construct a replacement school with sports fields and associated site work will be presented by planning staff.

The city attorney resigned after being charged with impaired driving.

The city attorney resigned last week after being charged with drunk driving. The Times-Dispatch reported that Brown was stopped on West Broad Street after sideswiping a car. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.22.

The City Council appointed Brown as the city attorney after three years on an interim basis. He worked in the city attorney's office for over a decade.

A subdivision from Rogers-Chenault is up for a vote.

On Wednesday, the board of supervisors is expected to vote on final approval for the proposed subdivision.

Rogers-Chenault wants to build 176 detached single- family homes on 161 acres and is trying to get the land re-zoned. The project site is close to the intersection of Winns Church and Greenwood roads, which is in the southern part of Hanover and the Glen Allen area of Henrico.

A request was brought before the Planning Commission in the year 2022. The number of lots has been reduced from 250 to 176 and the area has been increased from 155 to 161 acres.

The amended proposal was recommended to be denied by the planning commission.

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

There will be a public hearing on the fee for hotels.

There is a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The proposed creation of a tourism improvement district for the region will be the subject of a public hearing.

The program would establish a fee for hotels with more than 41 rooms. The funds would be used for marketing and sales activities.

The proposed district has been sent to lodging businesses. The public hearing will allow hotel owners to make written comments for 30 days. Next month, the board will vote on whether to approve the district.

Hearings on proposed tax rates are one of the things that will be held by the city. The budget is expected to be adopted in April.

The full agenda is here.

Ukrop's mixed-use project gets approval.

There are four development bays with industrial buildings at the top and residential and mixed use buildings at the bottom of the plan. The documents are from the county.

At their meeting last week, Henrico supervisors approved the Ukrop family's plan for a mixed-use and partial redevelopment at 2000 Westmoreland St., where their Ukrop's Homestyle Foods bakery and Catering businesses are based. A mix of retail, restaurant, office and hotel uses is included in the multi-phase project.

The plan for a development with industrial, office and retail uses was approved by the board. A six-story building with four levels of apartments above structured parking was approved by the city.

The supervisors of Henrico are going to work on the budget.

The board of directors of Henrico County was presented with the proposed budget by the county manager last week. The real estate tax rate that was lowered last year to 85 cents per $100 of assessed value would be maintained under the proposal.

In a presentation to employees two weeks ago, administrators highlighted parts of the budget, which would provide county government and school system employees with 8.2 percent merit-based pay raises.

The budget will be reviewed by the supervisors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The meetings will take place in the county manager's conference room at the Parham Road government center.

The Henrico is starting renovations to the park.

The county's oldest park is going to be renovated. There is a park across from a hospital.

Replacing the open grid paver parking lot with an asphalt lot is one of the improvements that will be included in the renovation.

The work is being performed by John K. George & Co. The park will be closed for a period of time for the project.