Brookland

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Supervisor Dan Schmitt

Brookland District

Henrico’s ‘forward-leaning’ approach to affordable homeownership could be model for country, Warner says

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Henrico County’s strategy for expanding access to affordable homeownership is an exciting model that could be replicated across the Commonwealth and nation, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner said.

In a meeting Friday with county officials and housing industry representatives, the Virginia senator said he was intrigued by Henrico’s plan to establish an affordable housing trust that will be supported with revenues from data centers. Using the fund, the county plans to partner with nonprofit and for-profit developers to buy and retain housing lots. Qualifying buyers would pay less because their monthly mortgage costs would cover only the dwelling.

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NOVA to add 1,000-seat mezzanine to aquatics center at Regency

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Henrico announces $2.5 million grant for project that's projected to generate $20 million in annual economic activity

Since opening in 2021, the NOVA Aquatics Center at Regency has helped to develop some of the area’s most elite swimmers. It’s also hosted high school meets and community programs, including those of the Henrico Police Athletic League and the Learn2Swim program of Henrico County Public Schools.

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Henrico to create trust to enhance access to affordable homeownership

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Trust will be established at $60 million, supported with dedicated revenue stream

Henrico County will establish an affordable housing trust with $60 million in cash and a dedicated revenue stream from new economic development, transforming local efforts to make homeownership possible for more of the area’s workforce.

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Henrico property owners to save on flood insurance due to new certification

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Henrico County property owners will be able to save on flood insurance costs beginning in October with the county's participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS). The county is entering the system with a rating of Class 5* — one of the highest in the state and the highest ever obtained by a municipality in its first year under the current program requirements, according to FEMA. Continue reading Henrico property owners to save on flood insurance due to new certification

Henrico Board of Supervisors approves proposed budget for fiscal 2024-25

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Plan retains 85-cent real estate rate, supports RECAP program, doubles BPOL exemption, advances bond projects, reinvests in education, safety, employees

UPDATE: The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously April 9 to adopt the county’s proposed budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year. The approved budget added $4.5 million to create a reserve fund for Henrico County Public Schools to expand planning periods at elementary schools and $89,500 to fund a community health worker position. It also adjusted funding for several nondepartmental agencies.

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Henrico CARES signals ‘call to action’ to strengthen youth mental health services

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Plan focuses on service access, coordination, navigation in schools, community

With children and teenagers struggling more than ever with depression, sadness and hopelessness, Henrico County and Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) are implementing a plan to strengthen access to high-quality mental health services by making them more available in schools and expanding efforts focused on prevention, support, and early and intensive intervention.

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Oaths administered to incoming supervisors, School Board members, constitutional officers, Henricopolis directors

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The members of Henrico County’s next Board of Supervisors and School Board as well as its constitutional officers and Henricopolis directors have been sworn in to begin serving their terms on Jan. 1.

“Welcome, we all look forward to working with you and seeing you succeed as a group,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said at the conclusion of the Henrico County 2024 Investiture, which was held Dec. 15 at the Henrico Sports & Events Center.

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‘Welcome to Showtime’: Community celebrates new Sports & Events Center

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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.

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From ‘great lighting’ to ‘new arena smell,’ Henrico Sports & Events Center shines for A-10 Media Day

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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.

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Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022

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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.

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Henrico RECAP program would lock in real estate tax bills of qualifying owners

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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.

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