The Agenda: Area federal government briefs for 7.12.21

A conceptual rendering of the Innsbrook development web page, going through westward. (BizSense file)

Proposed technological innovation zone would include things like city BPOL tax exemptions

The Richmond City Council’s Finance and Financial Progress Standing Committee will think about a proposed know-how zone for the town at its 1 p.m. assembly Thursday.

Asked for by Councilmembers Andreas Addison and Ann-Frances Lambert, the zone is aimed at fostering advancement and place of tech businesses in the city by exempting certified enterprises from spending the city’s Enterprise, Expert and Occupational License tax for up to five decades. The zone would cover the entire town and mirror a related zone adopted in Norfolk.

Also on the agenda is a proposal from Addison to reduce off BPOL tax receipts gathered in fiscal yr 2022 at about $32.71 million and set surplus receipts into a particular reserve, or in any other case reduce the BPOL tax. The proposal is aimed at bringing the city’s BPOL tax price in line with other localities in the location.

The whole agenda can be discovered listed here.

Northern Innsbrook blended-use venture on Henrico planning agenda

The Henrico County Scheduling Fee satisfies at 7 p.m. Thursday. Comprehensive agenda right here.

Company consists of rezoning and provisional-use permit requests for Highwoods Properties’ prepared mixed-use advancement on 34 acres at Innsbrook’s northern entrance at Nuckols Street and Interstate 295.

Sauer Properties’ seeks to amend proffers for the industrial distribution growth it’s planning on hundreds of acres south of Richmond Intercontinental Airport. The proffers relate to setbacks, access, loading spots and targeted traffic signalization.

Also on the agenda are requests deferred from the June assembly for Godsey Properties’ proposal to establish Glenwood Golf System as two subdivisions totaling 320 households.

Goochland County administrator resigns

The Goochland Board of Supervisors voted to settle for the resignation of County Administrator Kenneth Younger final week.

Kenneth Younger

“The board expressed its appreciation of Mr. Young’s services to Goochland County more than the earlier 10 months, but noted that a shut alignment in strategic eyesight is imperative for reaching the highest amount of excellence in neighborhood federal government,” said a county information launch.

The resignation was successful July 6. Board Chairman John Lumpkins stated the split was mutual but declined to elaborate on what variables led to Young’s departure.

“We just arrived at an settlement that we would aspect methods and do so amicably,” Lumpkins mentioned Friday.

Youthful said significantly the same when arrived at for comment. He didn’t elaborate on the circumstances all over his exit.

“The board and I came to a mutually agreeable selection to section approaches,” Young mentioned in a LinkedIn concept. “I desire the citizens, workers and companies of Goochland County very well.”

Young was appointed to the county administrator write-up in September.

Administrator obligations will be covered by deputy administrators Barbara Horlacher and Jo Ann Hunter right up until a substitute is employed.

Hanover supervisors indicator off on age-limited townhomes

The Hanover Board of Supervisors accredited two rezonings tied to a overall of 98 age-restricted townhomes in Mechanicsville at its assembly in late June.

Kay and George Fearnow acquired the rezoning desired to pave the way for 49 age-limited townhomes to be constructed on the east side of Shady Grove Street, just south of that road’s intersection with Tippling Residence Avenue. The improvement would rise on 16 acres and element a local community gathering space with a firepit, trails and a pond with a smaller fishing pier.

The board also accredited a rezoning ask for from Carolyn S. and Edward L. Tyler Revocable Rely on et al for a different 49 age-limited townhomes to be created on about 7 acres on the east side of Shady Grove Road, south of its intersection with Shady Knoll Lane.

Frank Hopkins

Powhatan hires new setting up director

Powhatan County hired Frank Hopkins as setting up director. His begin date will be July 19.

Hopkins succeeds previous director Andrew Pompei and delivers extra than 10 years of nearby govt experience. His most latest posture was zoning administrator for the City of Winchester. He also has worked in Fairfax, Loudon and Harrisonburg.

Hopkins has an undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University and a master’s diploma in community administration from JMU. He is a accredited zoning administrator via the Virginia Affiliation of Zoning Officials.

Henrico financial progress endeavours acquire awards

Henrico County received two Silver Shovel awards from sector publication Area Progress for two financial improvement jobs: the relocation of T-Mobile’s Shopper Encounter Centre, and SimpliSafe’s establishment of a $5.5 million customer assist middle. The wins aided Virginia land a silver award in the 8 million to 12 million inhabitants point out category.

 ABC legislation for to-go cocktails, lower-alcohol beverage revenue go into influence

Seven ABC-similar laws went into outcome this month. Among individuals legal guidelines was a a person-12 months extension on product sales of to-go cocktails by places to eat, an ABC program that was rolled out in response to the pandemic’s disruptions of cafe functions final year.

The ABC will prevent gross sales of very low-liquor, spirits-based drinks with 7.5 per cent or much less alcoholic beverages by quantity in its shops unless they have been made by a Virginia distiller starting Jan. 1.

A further newly enacted law permits nonprofits that hold digital fundraising occasions to market and ship wine in shut containers. See the ABC’s laws announcement here for a lot more details and a whole list of the laws that went into impact July 1.