Agenda: notes from local governments for 5.10.21
500-unit apartment complex at Virginia Center Commons on the Henrico agenda
Henrico supervisors meet in ordinary session Tuesday at 7 p.m. Complete agenda here.
Public hearing items include rezoning and interim use permit applications for a 500-unit apartment development to replace the old JCPenney at Virginia Center Commons. The apartments would add to a larger redevelopment of the VCC site by Rebkee Co. and Shamin Hotels, which bought the 7-acre department store building in January for $ 3 million.
RJM Land LLC is seeking approval for a 30-acre single-family home subdivision on the north side of Mountain Road west of Woodman Road. HHHunt is looking to increase the number of condos for its “The Corner at Twin Hickory ”development from 90 to 105. And Hundred Acre Woods Inc. is seeking approval for a non-line residential development on a 33 acre parcel at the Opaca Lane terminus near Wyndham Forest.
Closed session of the casino, rezonings of Shockoe and Caravati on the agenda
Richmond City Council meets Monday starting with an informal meeting at 4 p.m. Activities include a presentation on the city’s annual paving plan and a closed-door session related to the city’s casino rating process.
A statement from the city on Friday said its resort casino review committee was entering the negotiation phase of the process with the goal of making a recommendation by the end of the month on a recommended operator, location and terms. negotiated. Updated factsheets on the two remaining proposals are available here.
The board agenda for the 6 p.m. regular meeting includes rezoning requests for the Caravati warehouse property in Manchester and surface parking at 300 and 400 Oliver Hill Way in Shockoe Bottom. Last week, the Planning Commission supported the two proposals, which respectively target the B-4 Central Business District and TOD-1 Transit-Oriented Nodal District zoning.
Also from last week’s Planning Commission meeting, Max Holdings LLC requested to rezone the half-acre site at 711 Dawn St. for a five-story mixed-use building with 52 more apartments. of 7000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.
Also on the agenda is an ordinance declaring surplus and directing the sale of 15 plots of city-owned real estate to the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, which operates the Richmond Land Bank. The plots would be sold for $ 1 each and are separate from 36 plots set aside for the nonprofit in the city’s recently approved land transfer plan.
The full agenda for both meetings is available here.
41-acre mixed-use development pleases Goochland
Goochland County Planning Commission voted last week to recommend approval of a mixed-use development proposed by Markel | Eagle, who filed for rezoning to allow the construction of 31 single-family, age-restricted single-family homes as an extension of the Parkside Village subdivision.
The 41-acre project area, which is located at the northwest corner of Ashland and Johnson roads, would have a residential component occupying approximately 20 acres. The rezoning would also pave the way for up to 35,000 square feet of new commercial space and 109,000 square feet of industrial facilities.
The proposal is now submitted to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.
Richmond budget manager takes over as deputy county administrator in Hanover
Jay Brown will assume the role of Hanover County Deputy Administrator for Administrative Services effective June 16.
Brown has served as Richmond’s Director of Budget and Strategic Planning since 2014. Previously, he served as Deputy Department Director from 2010 to 2013, and was Deputy County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer for Charles City County from 2007 to 2010.
Hanover County said it had selected Brown from about 65 applicants for the job. Brown holds a doctorate in public policy and administration from VCU and a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Tech.
Brown will oversee the county’s finance and information technology departments, and he will lead the county’s strategic planning, among other duties.
He will replace Kathy Seay, who retired in March.
Richmond appoints interim budget director, human resources and finance directors
With Brown’s departure, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney appointed Deputy Director Jason May as Director of Interim Budget and Strategic Planning effective June 15. Stoney also appointed Mona Adkins-Easley as Director of Human Resources and Sheila White as Director of Finance.
Adkins-Easley and White had both served as acting directors of their respective departments prior to their appointment. May will take on her interim role as the city seeks a replacement for Brown, who has served as budget manager since 2014.
Adkins-Easley has over 35 years of public service experience, including HR administrative roles at VSU for 17 years and Norfolk State University for four years. She holds a BA in Economics from Norfolk State and an MA in Public Administration from VCU.
White has served as Assistant Director of Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience. She holds an accounting degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
May has 11 years of municipal budgeting experience and 19 years of local government experience, having previously served as an assistant city manager for the city of Kannapolis, North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Charlotte and a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University.