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These buildings are called The Shoppes at Rutland Place and several tenants are expected. One, Morrison Dental, is already present while Jersey Mike’s Subs is under construction.
Two Richmond-based restaurants, PBR (Pizza & Beer of Richmond) and Charred Wood Fired Oven and Craft Bar, have announced that they plan to be part of this project as well. Charred is described as a new restaurant concept from the owners of Social 52 in the Fan District. PBR is located on Cary Street downtown. Another anticipated future tenant of The Shoppes at Rutland Place is Sports Clips Haircuts.
According to a representative of Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer, marketing the property, construction on the restaurants could start soon if permits are received and they could be open in the spring.
On August 17, curbside service began at the new branch library, which is located at 9212 Rutlandshire Drive near that road’s intersection with Route 301. Staff is working hard on preparing the building and a ribbon-cutting has been scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 29.
Collection materials have been moved from the old library branch at Atlee Square and the collection has been enhanced with new materials. It’s a two-story, 20,000 square foot library building with a more modern design, additional study spaces, a digital media lab, large conference and meeting areas and plenty of great natural lighting.
The contact information for the new Atlee Branch Library is 804-559-0654.
Many residents of adjacent neighborhoods have struggled through reduced cell phone coverage since the former tower on the property of New Highland Baptist Church was badly damaged by a fire several weeks ago. This tower was not owned or operated by the County. Verizon Wireless has filed an application for a Special Exception to place a temporary tower on the Church property. The temporary tower is expected to be in place for one to two years, while the former bell tower structure is demolished and a new bell tower is constructed.
Per Verizon’s plan, this is one step in a multi-step process which began with the placement of a temporary communication tower vehicle. Just this week, that vehicle was replaced with a COW (Cellular on Wheels). The COW is expected to provide enhanced service from that which was provided by the truck tower. The tower which is the subject of the Special Exception application will consist of a monopole structure. It will be 110 feet in height, and will again further enhance telecommunication services to the area. A public hearing on this Special Exception permit is scheduled to be held by the Board of Supervisors on August 26; public hearings begin at 7 p.m.
Hanover County and Verizon Wireless have worked very closely to ensure that all permits are submitted and processed as fast as possible. The community’s patience is appreciated as Verizon works towards restoring service to the area.
Construction is proceeding on a phased schedule, with upcoming phases including Air Park Road to Atlee Commerce Boulevard through late August; Atlee Commerce Boulevard to Totopotomoy Trail from late August to mid-September; from Totopotomoy Trail to Kings Charter Drive in mid-September through the end of September; and from Kings Charter Drive to Atlee Station Road to the end of September. All construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions.
The Department of Public Works advises drivers to be aware that construction activities will slow traffic through this area, and they recommend using alternate routes when possible.
This project includes other improvements such as adding sidewalks and bicycle paths in addition to upgrades to traffic signals at Atlee Station Road Kings Charter Drive and Air Park Road.
Construction is currently expected to be completed by the end of the year.
A video with more details on this project can be seen here
Hanover began outsourcing the processing of county bills 20 years ago to save taxpayers money. To align with our current banking service contract, bills are now mailed directly to the processing center. This reduces the processing time to 3 to 5 business days. The current contract saves about $32,000 annually in various fees.
Taxpayers can always pay their bills in person at the Treasurer's Office at Hanover Courthouse and can pay personal property and real estate bills online via
To invite wireless internet providers into the county, Hanover County created an incentive-based rate structure for use of its communications towers. It currently has a memorandum of understanding with one company about leasing space on its communications towers and serving county residents in rural areas in both the eastern and western sides of the County, and that work is underway.
Hanover County does not provide internet services but encourages all providers to offer these services to residents and businesses throughout the county.
The Hanover County Airport’s Master Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors and the Federal Aviation Administration in 2002. Improvements on the plan are scheduled to occur over a long period of time in phases and eventually include the construction of new airplane hangars, a new tie-down apron, parking, office space, a new terminal building and a parallel taxiway on the east side.
These improvements are designed to increase safety for flyers and area residents and support business investments over the longer term. None of the improvements will change the use of the airport or the type of aircraft to be served.
Hanover County’s Airport has been designated as a “reliever airport” for the Richmond International Airport for more than 20 years. By serving general aviation airplanes, reliever airports reduce congestion at airports which serve larger commercial aircraft, such as Richmond International Airport.
A rezoning request approved by the Board of Supervisors in August 2015 will also enable a security fence to be extended along part of the eastern perimeter of the Hanover County Airport. The fence will match the existing security fence.
No additional expansion plans are being studied that are not already listed and approved in the 2002 Airport Master Plan.