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Topgolf plan gets thumbs up from Henrico; land sale imminent

An example of a Topgolf tee line and outfield, this one in Centennial, Colorado.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico County on Wednesday gave another stamp of approval for a multi-story golf and entertainment venue planned just west of Scott’s Addition.

The county planning commission unanimously approved the plan of development for a Topgolf driving range facility to eventually rise on 14 acres at 2308 Westwood Ave.

It will be the first Richmond-area location for the rapidly expanding, Texas-based company, which operates three locations in Virginia.

Topgolf is under contract to purchase the land, which is owned by a partnership between local developers Fountainhead Properties and Rebkee Co. That group paid $6.5 million for the property in a September deal that also included the 220,000-square-foot Sears Outlet and distribution complex and its surrounding 12 acres at 4100 Tomlynn St.

The project must next go before the county board of supervisors for final approval of a provisional use permit to allow two dozen poles and netting onsite.

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