Infrastructure

Few locations in the U.S. can match White Oak Technology Park in terms of infrastructure. The site was originally developed for semi-conductor manufacturing, and Henrico County invested more than $44 million at White Oak to build a robust utility network capable of serving substantial industrial demand.

The master-planned park offers four-lane accessibility to both I-64 and I-295, fewer than three miles away. White Oak also offers access to Class I rail and is only 10 minutes from Richmond International Airport.

WaterWATER

  • 10 MGD water capacity provided by Henrico County
  • Additional 6 MG in on-site storage tanks

  • On-site pump station and redundant water supply feed

  • 14.8 billion-gallon Cobbs Creek Reservoir set to guarantee water supply through 2070

Sewersewer

Telecom Fibertelecom/fiber

  • Extensive fiber network, including Comcast, Level 3 Communications, Lumos Networks, SummitIG, Verizon, Windstream Corp., Zayo Group, and other providers
  • 100 miles from landing station for MAREA, the highest-capacity transatlantic fiber connection ever built
  • Dark fiber and colocation services available

Electricityelectricity

  • Served by a networked (dual feed) 230kV transmission system
  • Multiple distribution substations and 34.5kV circuits
  • Dominion Energy has the ability to expand electric capacity for future needs of the park
  • Industrial electric rates 31% below the national average
  • Dominion Energy offers Green Power programs sourcing renewable energy

Natural Gasnatural gas

  • High and intermediate natural gas available throughout park

  • 24-150 PSI natural gas service provided by Richmond Gas Works

  • 8″ and 12″ gas lines in place

  • Ample capacity for advanced manufacturing

SPOTLIGHT: COBBS CREEK RESERVOIR

With an unwavering commitment to fiscal responsibility, infrastructure improvements, and continued economic development, Henrico County has an eye on its future. The county’s water supply is coming to life at the 1,117-acre Cobbs Creek Reservoir – a project that will guarantee Henrico's supply of drinking water to 2070 and beyond.

When completed, the reservoir will be a 14.8-billion-gallon lake designed to augment water drawn from the James River, securing the future water supply for county residents and businesses well into the future. The regional effort is expected to impact Henrico’s economic development, as well.

“Adequate water supplies, now and into the future, are a key factor in whether Henrico will make the short list for companies in its target industries,” says Christopher D. Lloyd, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC. “The long-term approach taken by the county's leaders shows the county gets what it takes to compete effectively for new jobs and investment."

The budget for the regional reservoir project is $280 million, to be paid for by the Henrico Department of Public Utilities’ enterprise fund. Construction of the dams and facilities began in Spring 2017, and the reservoir is expected to be fully operational in 2022.

Cobbs Creek