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Henrico reimagines what Short Pump Town Center could be with parking lot infill development

Henrico planning officials recently held sessions with residents to reimagine what the regional mall could be if surface parking was replaced with more dense streetscapes.

Trevor Dickerson

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Parking garages with buildings wrapped around them. Infill development in place of surface parking. More access points and transportation options. Civic and recreational areas and greenspace additions.

Those were among the ideas floated for the future of Short Pump Town Center in a weeklong charrette that concluded in late February.

More than 85 people took part in the daily series of planning sessions, which served to bookend a years-long effort to update Henrico County’s code to include form-based zoning, an optional but heavily incentivized approach to encouraging development and redevelopment in certain areas of the county.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.