A 140,000-square-foot Wegmans and an 82,000-square-foot Cabela’s have been given the stamp of approval by the Henrico County Board of Supervisors.
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the West Broad Marketplace shopping center in Short Pump last night, which will pave the way for a Wegmans grocery store and Cabela’s outdoor retailer, despite earlier opposition.
From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The Wegmans had been the subject of an anonymous flier and phone-call campaign designed to stir up opposition, but the project that will include the Wegmans handily received the Henrico Planning Commission’s endorsement in July.
There was no public opposition at that meeting, nor was there any at Tuesday’s meeting.
West Broad Marketplace would include the 140,000-square-foot Wegmans, which is an upscale supermarket, an 82,000-square-foot Cabela’s, an outdoor retailer that sells hunting, fishing and other gear, and more than 200,000 square feet of additional retail space.
The parcel in question, which sits between West Broad Street and Interstate 64, was switched from agricultural zoning to business zoning by the Board of Supervisors.
“This is a very, very significant and important zoning case,” said board member David A. Kaechele, whose Three Chopt District includes Short Pump. “Not only for the West End, where it’s located, but it’s good for all of Henrico County, and way beyond Henrico County.”