Henrico, HCPS, Capital Trees partner to enhance county tree canopies

Reforestation program will initially focus on Deep Run and Cheswick parks plus a middle school and high school in eastern Henrico

Henrico County is partnering with Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) and the nonprofit organization Capital Trees on a program to expand and strengthen tree canopies at the county’s parks and schools.

Officials announced the reforestation program today at Deep Run Park, a 165-acre, wooded park on Ridgefield Parkway that is one of four sites selected for the program’s pilot phase. The other locations are Cheswick Park, a 24.5-acre, wooded park on Forest Avenue that recently closed for a $2.1 million renovation, as well as a middle school and a high school in eastern Henrico with currently limited tree cover. The school sites will be chosen soon.

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Henrico celebrates start of improvements to Creighton Road

$14.2 million project includes new alignment near Laburnum, sidewalks, better drainage

With construction equipment staged nearby, Henrico County officials gathered today for a ceremonial ground-breaking on work to improve Creighton Road between Sandy Lane and North Laburnum Avenue.

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Henrico rolls out more details of proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24

Highlights include personal property tax rate cut, funding for ’22 bond projects, incentives for hotel development, raises for county and HCPS employees

Update: The Board of Supervisors on April 25 voted unanimously to approve Henrico County's proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24.

Henrico County is outlining more details of its proposed budget for fiscal 2023-24, two weeks after announcing plans to include its second real estate tax credit in two years to help homeowners manage the impacts of rising property values.

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Henrico proposes real estate tax credit for 2nd consecutive year

Homeowners would receive amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of home’s assessed value

For the second consecutive year, Henrico County is proposing to give the owners of residential and business properties a credit on their real estate taxes to help offset rising values.

Property owners would receive an amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of their real estate’s taxable value for 2023. For example, a single-family home with the median assessed value of $367,000 would generate a credit of $73.40. ($367,000/100 x .02=$73.40) 

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GreenCity partners with ASM Global for development and operation of proposed Henrico County arena

Proposed arena design and operating features would establish it as the ‘greenest’ arena in America.

GreenCity Partners and ASM Global announced today they have entered into an agreement for the development and operation of the proposed 17,000-seat GreenCity Arena in Henrico County. The venue will be designed for touring concerts, family shows, sports and tournaments, and will be a central feature of the $2.3 billion development.

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Henrico celebrates opening of Staples Mill Firehouse 20

County’s 22nd firehouse enhances fire, rescue response to Staples Mill corridor

Henrico has cut the ribbon on Staples Mill Firehouse 20, but its celebration was about more than a sparkling, brick building to serve a growing area of the county.

In remarks to more than 500 people at the Jan. 28 grand-opening event, Brookland District Supervisor Dan Schmitt called Firehouse 20 a symbol of the Division of Fire’s excellence and praised the firefighters who will be stationed there.

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‘This is what a library is supposed to feel like’

‘Refreshed’ Sandston Branch Library reopens to community

A brighter, more modern Sandston Branch Library reopened Wednesday with a celebration of its recent improvements, which include user-friendly shelving and fresh carpeting and paint throughout the building.

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