These webpages provide information about the proposed GreenCity development. They will be updated, as needed, throughout the public review process.
The Henrico County Planning Commission on Sept. 9 voted to approve requests for a rezoning and a provisional use permit for GreenCity. The Board of Supervisors will consider the requests at its Oct. 12 meeting.
Envisioned as an “ecodistrict,” GreenCity would be designed around principles that promote environmental sustainability, civic engagement and inclusion. The development would integrate extensive parks, trails and open spaces among about 2 million square feet of office space, 280,000 square feet of retail space, 2,400 housing units, two hotels and a $250 million arena.
The arena is planned to be the greenest arena venue in North America and would accommodate up to 17,000 patrons in flexible seating configurations to accommodate touring concerts, family shows and potentially new sports teams, including ECHL Hockey and G-League Basketball.
GreenCity would be located on about 200 acres — including the county-owned site of the former Best Products headquarters — northeast of the interchange of Interstate 95 and Parham Road. Henrico anticipates conveying the property to the developers in early 2021. Work on the privately funded project potentially could begin in late 2021 and continue over the subsequent decade. [read more]
Officials with Henrico and GreenCity LLC announced the project December 1, 2020.