Enterprise Zone

 

What is an Enterprise Zone?

Location of Henrico County Enterprise Zone

Incentives and assistance offered by Henrico County

Will designation as an Enterprise Zone change the zoning of my property?

What State incentives are available to these firms?

How can I learn more about Henrico County’s Enterprise Zone program?

Enterprise Zone Annual Reports

2015 Enterprise Zone Amendment

 

What is an Enterprise Zone?

An Enterprise Zone is a specific area identified by Henrico County and approved by the State for targeting incentives to stimulate business development and job growth. Businesses within the Enterprise Zone can take advantage of State and County financial and technical assistance and other incentives for physical improvements to building, parking areas, and signage.

 

Location of Henrico County Enterprise Zone

To access a map of the Enterprise Zone, click on one of the three maps links described below. In order to view a more detailed map and/or determine whether your business is located within the Henrico County Enterprise Zone there are several options.

  1. Browse the Enterprise Zone Property List (PDF).
  2. Use the County GIS System to determine whether your business falls within the Enterprise Zone.
    1. Select the Search box (top left corner).
    2. Click the down arrow button and select Henrico Address.
    3. Type the business location address or parcel address in the Search box – Once the address is entered; click the Search icon (magnifying glass).
    4. A map with Search Result box will appear, pointing to your address.
    5. Next, click the Layers button (located directly below the Down Arrow of the Search box).
    6. After selecting the Layers button, click the down arrow left from “External GIS Data”. (If the “External GIS Data” layers do not appear, simply refresh the web browser.)
    7. A list of options will appear, click the radio button on the left of “Planning”.
    8. Again click the down arrow left of “Planning” and select the radio button on the left of “Enterprise Zones”.
    9. After selecting the appropriate layers, the map should now show the Enterprise Zone for Henrico County.
  3. Maps of the Zone in three parts can be downloaded by clicking any of the three links below.
  4. For maps of all Enterprise Zones in Virginia, including Henrico County, visit the site of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and click “Access Downloadable Data.

For additional assistance, please call the Henrico Department of Community Revitalization at (804) 501-7615.

Maps of the Enterprise Zone

Western

Central

Eastern

West Broad Street, Staples Mill Road, Lakeside Avenue, Brook Road, Hungary Road, Woodman Road, Quioccasin Road, Three Chopt Road, Eastridge Road, and Parham Road (.pdf) Laburnum Avenue, Mechanicsville Turnpike, Nine Mile Road, Azalea Avenue, and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike (.pdf) Audubon Drive, Williamsburg Road, and South Laburnum Avenue (.pdf)

Users may enlarge (zoom in) the above maps.

Incentives and assistance offered by Henrico County

For qualifying projects, Henrico County will provide financial assistance, accelerated development processing, permit and fee waivers, a seven year real estate tax exemption, commercial and industrial rehabilitation grants, employment and training assistance, and technical assistance. View the complete list of financial and technical assistance and other incentives available to enterprise zone business and application forms.

 

Will designation as an Enterprise Zone change the zoning of my property?

No, designation as an Enterprise Zone does not change the zoning of your property.

 

What State incentives are available to these firms?

There are two state grants: job creation and real property investment. These are available in addition to the County incentives outlined in the above list. They can be used in conjunction with Henrico County incentives or separately.

 

Job Creation Grant

Depending on the wage paid and benefits provided, grants are available for up to $800 per job per year for five years.

 

Real Property Investment Grant

Businesses making real property improvements in excess of $100,000 for rehabilitation and $500,000 for new construction are eligible for grants up to 20% of the value of the improvement. Maximum amounts available are $100,000 for rehabilitation and $200,000 for new construction.

 

For additional information on State incentives contact the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development at ezone@dhcd.virginia.gov, or visit the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program website.

 

How can I learn more about Henrico County’s Enterprise Zone program?

Information about the Enterprise Zone and detailed maps can be reviewed at the Permit Centers in the Eastern and Western Government Centers, at any of the Henrico County public libraries, or at the Department of Community Revitalization. For more information concerning the Henrico County Enterprise Zone or for general information on this subject, call the Henrico Department of Community Revitalization at (804) 501-7615.

Enterprise Zone Annual Reports

Each year Henrico County submits to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development an Annual Report describing activity in the County Enterprise Zone for the previous year.

2015 Enterprise Zone Amendment

On March 10, 2015 the Henrico County Board of Supervisors authorized the submission of an amendment to the Henrico Enterprise Zone to expand the boundaries and amend one of the incentives.  That amendment was approved by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development on June 19, 2015. The amendment added properties in the following general locations:  at Starling Drive and Quioccasin Road, along Eastridge and Parham Roads, along Oakleys Lane West of Gillie Creek, along November Avenue, and between S. Laburnum Avenue and S. Airport Drive, north of Seven Hills Boulevard.

 

 

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Physical Address
4062 Crockett Street
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-4757

Fax
(804) 501–7630

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P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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