Find out what’s going on . . .

. . . when you attend a meeting. Here’s what’s on for March:

3/9 – Community meeting about cell tower placement for Whippoorwill Road, Ashland District. County Admin Bldg, 7 p.m.

3/10 – Community meeting about cell tower placement at/near the church property, King’s Chapel Presbyterian Church (Rt. 54 west), Beaverdam District, 7 p.m.

3/10 – Community meeting about Providence Creek proposed mixed use (MX) development, Providence Church, 9491 Providence Church Road, Beaverdam District, 7 p.m.

3/11 – Board of Supervisors regular meeting, County Admin Bldg, 7 p.m. Take the opportunity to speak at Citizen’s Time.

3/12 – Planning Commission Public Hearing, Capital Improvement Program FY 2010-FY 2014, County Admin Bldg, 7 p.m. A copy of the proposed CIP is available for review in the Planning Department, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

3/16 – Community meeting about placement of two cell towers in the Studley area, Henry District, Rural Point Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

3/18 – Green Infrastructure Workshop, Ashland Branch Library, Ashland, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

3/19 – Planning Commission Public Hearing agenda includes: Providence Creek MX development, Beaverdam District; baseball training facility, Ashland District

3/23 – Hanover County Department of Economic Development Public Forum (EcoDev Strategic Plan update), Times Dispatch Meeting Room, 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville, 7 p.m. (For additional information, visit http://www.co.hanover.va.us/econdev/PublicCommentAnnouncement.pdf)

3/25 – Board of Supervisors regular meeting, County Admin Bldg., 7 p.m. Citizen’s Time is an opportunity to address concerns not on the agenda.

3/30 – PDR Committee, County Admin Bldg, Planning Office, 6 p.m.

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Green Infrastructure Workshop in Hanover March 18

When: Wednesday March 18: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Ashland Branch Library (201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland Virginia 23005)

Purpose: The workshop will explain how counties can conserve their green infrastructure assets. Green infrastructure includes the natural assets such as timber land and forests, tree canopy for urban areas, rivers and drinking water sources, agricultural soils, wildlife habitat and human use values such as hiking, fishing, boating and historic landscapes. The workshop will demonstrate new tools for conserving these assets and showcase maps for Hanover County and how the county fits into the region’s larger green infrastructure network. The workshop includes a presentation by a leading environmental planner Karen Firehock and hands on activities to work with local maps and planning tools.

Audience: Citizens, county and town government staff, elected and appointed officials, conservation groups, developers, watershed groups and anyone interested in ensuring that as their community develops, it will grow in patterns that maximize both ecological and economic assets.

Who: The GIC is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with the Richmond Regional Planning District, The Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Capital Region Land Conservancy to help assess and map the region’s green infrastrcuture assets.

The Capital Region Land Conservancy is planning additional seminars on Green Infrastructure in Powhatan, Goochland and Henrico in March and April. Please call Mike Christin at 804-874-8615 for dates and details.

Woodside MX meeting March 10

A community meeting on the MX zoning request by Lowe, Lowe and Woodside Partners is scheduled Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 9491 Providence Church Road.

The MX zoning on 63.4 acres would permit the creation of 232 building lots and residential units for a gross density of 3.66 dwelling units per acre, and approximately 130,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Area residents have raised concerns of traffic routing and volume, as well as encroachment on historic property.

The parcel, located in the Beaverdam district lies some 300 feet from the intersection of Woodside Lane and East Patrick Henry Road.