Chester could see some improvements just north of Route 10. Two separate developments, one a combination retail and multifamily, and the other an over 55 development, could be completed in 2017.
Shoppes Moore’s Lake is beginning to offer preleases through Thalhimer Real Estate. The retail space will total 300,000 square feet with the smallest spaces to be about 1,200 square feet to the largest at 82,000 square feet, large enough for a grocery store or other large retailer. The property size, formerly the site of American Mobile Home Park, is about 20 acres. Thalhimer reports that the retail space should be complete in 2017.
On the opposite side of the road, just north of Bermuda Crossings Shopping Center (Food Lion) the apartment building has yet to be approved by the Chesterfield County Planning Commission. The 80 unit building would include a walking trail, sidewalks and upgrade exterior finishes. Residents would have to be 55 years of age or older to rent the apartments. Two open spaces between the shopping center and the apartment building, still owned by Bermuda Crossing would be left vacant until a buyer of the out parcels can be sold.
The apartment building developer will be asking the county for reduced proffers, which offsets the additional cost of transportation, schools, fire services, parks and libraries that the project would put on the county. the developer would request that only the schools portion of the proffers, a little over $7,000 would be eliminated so the apartments could be more affordable for seniors.
The president of the Jefferson Davis Association said he would like the developer to maintain market (typical rents) to preserve the integrity of the corridor since revitalization is paramount to the mission of the organization.