Varina

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Supervisor Tyrone Nelson

Varina 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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‘Homelessness is solvable,’ project backers celebrate opening of 86-unit Cool Lane Commons

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The opening of Cool Lane Commons has done more than revive a vacant building and offer stable housing for residents in crisis. It’s also brought the region closer to ending homelessness.

Henrico County officials joined representatives of the nonprofit Virginia Supportive Housing, the City of Richmond and others today to celebrate the opening of the $24 million apartment community at 1900 Cool Lane, off Mechanicsville Turnpike.

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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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Universal broadband in Henrico advances with $725,000 in federal funding

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Access to fast, reliable internet in all corners of Henrico County is closer to reality, with a federal appropriation of $725,000.

U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan, of the 4th Congressional District, on Monday presented county officials with an oversized check for the amount to support a project that will extend broadband service to the outer edges of the Varina District.

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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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South Station represents permanent home, ‘sound investment’ for Police

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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.

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