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Henrico completes its first section of the much-anticipated Fall Line Trail

Henrico County officials cut the ribbon Tuesday of the Spring Park section of the 43-mile Fall Line Trail. The 1,400-foot section is the first to be completed in Henrico County.

The Fall Line Trail, once completed, will connect seven localities from Ashland to Petersburg. The Spring Park section begins Henrico’s portion of the trail by connecting pedestrians and cyclists to Richmond’s Joseph Bryan Park, located just over the county line near Lakeside. A new pedestrian hybrid beacon, also known as a HAWK beacon, allows trail users to stop vehicular traffic as needed to safely cross Lakeside Avenue between Bryan and Spring parks.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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