What does that mean for our local roads? Harrowgate and Route 10 are already extremely congested in the evenings, and they want to potentially add thousands more to it?” Pentecost said. “If all of these people are going to actually move to the area, where are the plans for... Read more
Blueprint Chesterfield
County priorities? Healthy living, well being, safety, security, thriving communities,  environmental stewardship Comprehensive Plan what was called such in 1989, and the road was shown there as well.   Project costs should run between $50 and $75 million. “Staff anticipates acquiring right-of-way for the East-West Freeway as early as... Read more
Gillies named Chesterfield planning director
Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Having worked for more than 30 years in the planning and community development... Read more
A bastion of suburban life in the 1970s, Chesterfield County began its climb in population just under 80,000 in 1970 to around 340,000 today. An unprecedented growth rate of 8.3 percent in building permits during the ’70s has yet to be surpassed in the 37 years since. Some of... Read more
New Town Home Proposed
Barney McLaughlin, has proposed a 16-unit townhome development that would be located at 4513 Lee Street and is currently owned by William “Bill” Graves. McLaughlin plans to build 17 units, which will be for sale. He says maintenance and landscaping will be part of a maintenance fee that homeowners... Read more
Chester Lions gets a history lesson
During a recent Chester Lions Club meeting, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Merdith “Bo” Temple shared his insights into the life and accomplishments of George Washington.  The information Temple shared focused on Washington as a farmer, an innovator, and someone concerned with building the nation through commerce and trade, information... Read more
Chesterfield County Public Schools is hosting three school bus driver job fairs. The schedule mirrors that of Chesterfield County Public Schools students: ten months with summers off. The starting hourly rate for a Chesterfield County school bus driver is $14.27, and Chesterfield County Public Schools will train and pay... Read more
The Chesterfield County Planning Department will host a meeting May 10, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., for citizens to learn about the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan and comment on the draft of the plan. The workshop-style meeting, to be held at the Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s... Read more
Bruce Paterson – Construction Tradesman    Terrific Teachers a series part 3
How many washers will six pieces of spaghetti spanning two cups hold? This is a good question, and it’s one Bruce Peterson asks his “Geometry in Construction” class at Carver College and Career Academy, where he has been teaching for the last five years. Until this year, Patterson has... Read more
Chesterfield County is offering a hands-on approach for citizens to learn about local government and tour county facilities. Registration is open for the new Government Citizens Academy, which begins next month. The Government Citizens Academy, free of charge for participants, offers a chance for the public to learn about... Read more