A space facing the Village Green in Chester has been vacant since an accident took place while building there in 2008. The property is 0.6 acres and is located in the southwest corner of Fountain Square Plaza and Chester Village Drive.
Now, after a lot of discussion over what type of building should replace it, a final plan for the building has been approved. While the building is ready to be started, McBar Industries has to have an amendment to the original zoning case approved. The amendment will be presented to the Chesterfield County Planning Commission on Dec. 15. The case has been “double advertised” putting the case in front of the Board of Supervisors at their Dec. 16 meeting.
Parking is at issue as it has been for the proposed arts center and other projects that have been proposed there.
Barney McLaughlin, principal of McBar, is asking that his original plan to construct 77 parking spaces south of the Chester Library be exchanged for a cash payout to Chesterfield County when the building is complete. The amount McBar would be paying is just over $201,000.
McBar got approval, earlier this year, to eliminate the requirements in the Village to have retail or office spaces on the first level of buildings constructed in the development. This building will contain apartments only.
McLaughlin said construction will start as soon as he gets all the approvals that he needs.