For its annual State of the County address, Henrico traded its usual, formal setting in a hotel ballroom for the county’s shiny, new sports arena.
It enlisted the talents of the Henrico High School marching band and handed out thundersticks and other noisemakers to give the gathering a hint of a major sporting event.
“I don’t know how else to say it, but this is a community celebration,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said in welcoming the estimated 470 guests at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.Continue reading 2023 Henrico State of the County celebrates accomplishments, community in new sports arena
For nearly 20 years, the Henrico County Police Division has based its southeastern units in leased space on Eastpark Court, near North Airport Drive and Interstate 64.
But by early 2025, the Fair Oaks Station will give way to a permanent South Station, which also will include training facilities for the county’s emergency communications and division’s K-9 unit.Continue reading South Station represents permanent home, ‘sound investment’ for Police
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’s 1st phase of Ashland-to-Petersburg trail will be built in Lakeside
Henrico County is set to begin construction of its portion of the 43-mile Fall Line trail, following a ceremonial groundbreaking today in Lakeside for the trail’s 0.26-mile Park Street Phase.Continue reading With groundbreaking event, Henrico ready to begin Fall Line trail construction
AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
Units allow lifesaving treatment for cardiac events ‘until first responders arrive’
Henrico County is installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its parks and outdoor recreation areas in response to increased participation in strenuous activities and related medical calls.Continue reading AEDs installed at Henrico parks, outdoor spaces
Henrico's Annual Report provides the most comprehensive overview of the county's accomplishments, projects and initiatives for fiscal year 2022-23.
These pages provide a window into what we have done – and what we are doing – as we strive to become the best community in which to live, work, play and visit, County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said.Continue reading Henrico’s 2022- 2023 Annual Report is now available
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
Voting by absentee ballot begins Friday, Sept. 22 for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
In Virginia, all registered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail, voters first must complete an application. Forms are available online.Continue reading Absentee voting begins Friday, Sept. 22
Tax relief program for seniors, disabled homeowners would build on REAP Program
Henrico County is proposing a tax relief program that would cap the real estate tax bills of qualifying homeowners who are older or disabled, helping to mitigate the higher costs associated with rising property values.Continue reading Henrico RECAP program would lock in real estate tax bills of qualifying owners
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
County enhances programs to address damage caused by opioid epidemic
With the first wave of grants from the national opioid settlement, Henrico County is strengthening its programs and services for individuals working to recover from substance use disorder, particularly mothers and their children.Continue reading With opioid settlement grants, Henrico seeks ‘treatment for the moms’, ‘prevention for the kids’
Henrico County has prepared for a safe start to the school year by adding crosswalks, signs with flashing lights and other pedestrian improvements near several schools.
By Tuckahoe Elementary School, crews recently built additional sections of sidewalk with ADA ramps along Forest Avenue as well as a crosswalk with a 6-foot-by-12-foot pedestrian refuge island at Forest and Silverspring Drive.Continue reading Pedestrian improvements to greet students as new school year begins Monday
Authority also authorizes agreement with Markel|Eagle for residential portion
Henrico County is excited to announce Markel|Eagle Partners LLC as another partner for the development of the $2.3 billion GreenCity “eco-district.”
The announcement comes as the Henrico Economic Development Authority (EDA) today approved agreements to secure a key property for the more than 200-acre development.Continue reading Henrico EDA approves purchase of Scott Farm for GreenCity development
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
Board of Supervisors approves construction contract for 12-court complex
A 12-court pickleball complex, with two championship courts, covered spectator seating and LED sports lighting, will be built at Pouncey Tract Park in western Henrico County.Continue reading Championship pickleball courts coming to Pouncey Tract Park
With the county’s support, the Henrico Community Food Bank delivers food to thousands
Every day across Henrico County, volunteers drop off fresh produce, meat, bread and other grocery staples to residents who struggle with hunger.
A resident who lives alone considers them a part of her family.Continue reading Nonprofit mobile food pantry is on the move
State program promotes school readiness, removes family barriers for education and employment
Henrico County is seeing a surge of interest in a state program that makes child care more affordable for qualifying, low-income parents and caregivers who are working, seeking employment or going to school.Continue reading Child Care Subsidy Program: ‘A lifesaver’ that makes care more affordable
$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
Facility will serve as a ‘safe haven’ for youth, with classrooms, recreational amenities
Henrico PAL Executive Director Kenny Ragland surveyed the 500 excited youth campers who stood before him and paused, relishing the silence.Continue reading Henrico Police Athletic League celebrates new home in Central Gardens
So far, nearly 5,000 2nd graders have improved their water skills through the Learn2Swim program
Before heading to the pool, lake or beach this summer, Henrico County Assistant Fire Chief Mark Cumashot urges families to make a water safety plan.Continue reading Henrico Fire, Schools promote water safety to prevent drownings
Tuckahoe representative will retire when 7th term ends Dec. 31
The boardwalk on Tuckahoe Creek is being named “O’Bannon Way” in honor of longtime Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon.Continue reading Honoring the ‘O’Bannon Way,’ Tuckahoe Creek boardwalk named for Supervisor Pat O’Bannon
Decision clears way for detailed planning, environmental studies, land acquisition
With the Federal Highway Administration’s conditional approval of proposed improvements to Interstate 64 in the Short Pump area, Henrico County will soon begin the project’s detailed design phase, with environmental reviews, land acquisition and a funding plan.Continue reading Federal Highway Administration endorses I-64 improvements in Short Pump, including new interchange at North Gayton Road
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.Continue reading Henrico, HCPS, Capital Trees partner to enhance county tree canopies
Raymond Therien was aiding a patient when his ambulance collided with a car in 1960
The first and only member of Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad to be killed in the line of duty is being honored along a newly improved section of Horsepen Road.Continue reading Improved section of Horsepen will honor Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad member killed in line of duty