New Planning Commission members approved At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors named Midlothian supervisor Leslie Haley chairwoman for the year by a 4-1 vote with Jim Holland disssenting. Haley was chair last year. Prior to the vote, Holland said he believed that the chair and... Read more
Andrea Peeks, Brent Epps and Khara Durden to become directors of Budget and Management, Transportation and Internal Audit, respectively  Last week, Chesterfield County announced the hiring of three new department directors. Andrea Peeks took over on Monday as director of Budget and Management and Donald “Brent” Epps Jr. as... Read more
Rough landing?

Rough landing?

Planning & Zoning December 25, 2019

Planning Commission recommends denial of Courthouse Road project Although the developer of Courthouse Landing called the project “a phenomenal opportunity,” the Chesterfield County Planning Commission unanimously recommended Dec. 17 that the Board of Supervisors deny the project.  County Planning Department staff recommended the site plan be approved, but not... Read more
Winchester Green expansion gets approval recommendation
164 income-restricted housing units targeted for 2022 The Chesterfield Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for an expansion of the Winchester Green development on Dec. 17.  The developer, John Bolton, requested a rezoning from R-7 to R-MF for 164 multi-family housing units. He plans to build 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.... Read more
‘Get involved’ was retiring supervisor’s mantra
After 12 years as Bermuda District Supervisor, Jaeckle to retire Next month will be the first time in 12 years that the Honorable Dorothy Jaeckle will not take a seat at the dais in the public meeting room. Earlier this year, Mrs. Jaeckle decided not to run for reelection... Read more
On Dec. 10, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a performance agreement for Carvana LLC.  The agreement, which was submitted by Chesterfield Economic Development Authority Director Garrett Hart, was not included in board documents. However, another document that was included notes that the Tempe, Ariz., company was... Read more
Chase will not caucus with GOP, says she remains a Republican
State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, surprised some last week with an announcement that she would not support Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City County, as minority leader, and, as a result, would not caucus with the Republican Party when the Legislature convenes in January.  Chase was re-elected in Senate District... Read more
Dominion Energy and Chesterfield County officials met with some local residents of the neighborhoods close to the utility’s power station and Henricus Historical Park on Nov. 14. The purpose of the meeting was to provide residents with an update about plans to recycle coal ash, including options for relocating... Read more
By a 4-1 vote with Carrie Coyner dissenting, the Chesterfield school board on Nov. 12 requested authorization from the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to spend $4.5 million in county reserve funds and $3.8 million for increased student growth. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the request at its Nov.... Read more
Chase and Morrissey vow to work across party aisle
Chesterfield County voters elected two independent-minded legislators last week in Democrat Joe Morrissey and Republican Amanda Chase. And on Morrissey’s radio show last week on WJFN 100.5 FM, the two said they would work together in the Senate. Democrats took control of the body, 21-19, by picking up two... Read more