Public Design Charrette

Project Status: Study


WHAT IS A CHARRETTE? A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. The charrette was held January 28 – February 1, with multiple stakeholders attending the various meetings.

WHAT ARE THE STUDY AREAS? There are two areas being studied. The first includes the business properties generally within ½-mile of the intersection of Parham Road and West Broad Street. The second is the Brookfield Office Park and adjacent residential properties generally bounded by West Broad Street, Dickens Road, Bethlehem Road, and Interstate 64.


Charette Kick-Off and Hands-On Design Session
Monday January 28 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Henrico Training Center – 7701 E. Parham Road
Approximately 35 stakeholders, including property owners and adjacent residents, participated in the kick-off session.

Open Design Studio
Tuesday January 29 – Thursday January 31 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Large Meeting Room – Libbie Mill Library – 2100 Libbie Lake East Street
Multiple meetings with county agencies, property owners, and other stakeholders were held throughout the week at the design studio.

Work-In-Progress Presentation
Friday February 1 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Board Room – Henrico Government Center – 4301 E. Parham Road
Approximately 30 stakeholders, along with county staff, heard the design consultant present their preliminary findings. A copy of the presentation can be found by following the link below.

WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE CHARRETTE? The county’s design consultant presented a draft regulating plan, street hierarchy, illustrative plan, and design concept for each study area. Copies of the draft plans are available by following the links below. These plans are initial drafts for illustrative purposes, and will be refined as they are reviewed by staff and the community.

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS? Based on the feedback received at the work-in-progress presentation, the design consultant will refine their draft designs and provide the county with additional draft regulations. These regulations will be incorporated into the county’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Update for review by the public and consideration by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS? You can contact Ben Blankinship at (804) 501-4286 or Ben Sehl at (804) 501-5226.

Contact Us


Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-4602

(804) 501-4379

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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