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Henrico dedicates Mental Health & Developmental Services East Center

Facility on Nine Mile Road offers more space and an efficient, ‘trauma-informed’ design The $10 million, 30,735-square-foot East Center, at 3908 Nine Mile Road, is replacing a clinic about half its size in leased space on Laburnum Avenue.

Henrico officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of the Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services (MHDS) East Center, a facility designed to offer a range of mental health, substance abuse, early intervention and same-day access services to residents in a three-county area.

The $10 million, 30,735-square-foot East Center, at 3908 Nine Mile Road, is replacing a clinic about half its size in leased space on Laburnum Avenue. MHDS serves adults experiencing the effects of — or who are at risk for — mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance-use disorders and children with developmental delay in Henrico, Charles City and New Kent counties.

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Region’s ‘transit revolution’ earns praise

GRTC Buses
Henrico shares honor following Pulse launch, GRTC route expansion The 2018 launch of the Pulse bus rapid transit system and expansion of GRTC Transit System routes in Henrico County are being lauded by a pro-growth group as part of a “transit revolution” for the region. The Greater Washington Partnership, a group of business leaders that promotes unity and growth from Richmond to Baltimore, on Tuesday released a case study on the region’s transit system changes. It found a 17% increase in local ridership from July 2018 through April compared with the same period the previous year. During that time, transit ridership nationally dropped by 2%, according to the study.

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Henrico kicks off construction on cricket field at Deep Run Park

Group shoveling dirt for groundbreaking
Henrico County held a ground-breaking ceremony today to commemorate the start of construction on a cricket field at Deep Run Park. Crews started site work this month on a $648,900 project to renovate three existing multipurpose fields to create a cricket field that includes a clay pitch and meets the standards of the International Cricket Council. The playing fields are currently terraced, with each measuring 180 feet by 330 feet. Continue reading Henrico kicks off construction on cricket field at Deep Run Park