Hundreds of residents, supporters and community members packed the entrance and lobby of the Henrico Sports & Events Center to celebrate the opening of the massive facility that will host games, tournaments, graduations and other events.
The 185,000-square-foot venue began hosting tournaments and other events in late October, but officials reserved the formal dedication and ribbon-cutting for the Community Celebration event, which was held Dec. 4 and welcomed in the public with music, games and giveaways.Continue reading ‘Welcome to Showtime’: Community celebrates new Sports & Events Center
Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said she was impressed by the clean, fresh aroma when she stepped inside the new Henrico Sports & Events Center.
It’s almost like when you say, a new car smell. Well, this is a new arena smell, and it’s really nice, McGlade said Thursday in an interview with ESPN’s Angel Gray at the conference’s Media Day event.Continue reading From ‘great lighting’ to ‘new arena smell,’ Henrico Sports & Events Center shines for A-10 Media Day
County poised for continued growth with Sports & Events Center opening in fall
Visitors spent more than $1.7 billion in Henrico during 2022. That's the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.
Henrico’s total includes sales of $406 million on food and beverage, $226 million on lodging, $165 million on retail, $167 million on recreation and about $754 million on transportation. Overall, spending by tourists and other visitors to Henrico jumped by 27.2% from 2021.Continue reading Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022
Henrico has partnered with nonprofit housing developers to sell 12 new or renovated homes to working individuals and families with lower or moderate incomes. To get the maximum impact, the effort has focused on an area of historic Highland Springs, where 10 of the homes are within 1 mile of each other.Continue reading Henrico broadens strategy for increasing access to affordable housing
Henrico will return $11.2 million in surplus taxes to residential and business property owners.
Each credit will be issued in an amount equal to 2 cents per $100 of the real estate’s taxable value.
Credits of $30 or more will be paid in 95,000 checks issued in September. Amounts less than $30 will be applied directly on 16,000 bills.Continue reading Henrico Board of Supervisors approves real estate tax credit for 2nd consecutive year
$1.85 million project includes 0.7 miles of sidewalk, ADA-accessible ramps, pedestrian crossings
Henrico County officials gathered today to celebrate the start of work on a sidewalk on a portion of Hungary Road that will improve connectivity and pedestrian access between neighborhoods, businesses and community facilities.Continue reading Henrico breaks ground on Hungary Road sidewalk project
Virtual format includes 12 videos detailing Henrico’s COVID response, key initiatives in economic development, partnerships, sports tourism and moreContinue reading County Manager John Vithoulkas presents 2020 State of the County address
To celebrate Independence Day, patriotic displays will be at Dorey Park and Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park July 1-5.
The annual community celebration of Independence Day, which had been scheduled to return to Dorey Park on Saturday, July 4, has attracted as many as 20,000 people for live music, a fireworks and laser light show and other entertainment. The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, which organizes the event, concluded it would be unable to hold the event under current health regulations and guidelines for limiting spread of the coronavirus.Continue reading Red, White & Lights July 4th Celebration canceled due to COVID-19
Officials hope aggressive measures already being taken will limit the outbreak’s severity in the region.
Elected officials from the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland and the city of Richmond announced the declarations at a news conference Friday while urging the public to remain calm, stay informed and follow safety protocols, including frequent handwashing and avoiding crowds.Continue reading Localities declare local emergencies over COVID-19 outbreak