Supervisors sign off on real estate tax refund for developer
In order to try to spur more manufacturing in the county, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously and without comment in favor of a real estate tax grant for developer JLR Land LC of Richmond. The property in question – 1601 Bellwood Road – is located... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more
PC recommends denial of group home
A conditional use permit request for a group care home will go to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors later this month after the Planning Commission recommended denial on July 16. Teshauna Moore Tornes applied for the conditional use permit on Nov. 5, 2018. She subsequently revised it three... Read more
Chesterfield supervisor named chair of Greater Richmond Partnership
The Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Partnership, the lead regional economic development group serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, recently announced the appointment of Leslie T. Haley, chair of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, as chair of the organization. Haley... Read more
County approves grant to build hotel/conference center
In order to attract a builder for a hotel and conference center at the old Cloverleaf Mall, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a grant for Shamin Hotels of Chester by a 4-1 vote with Steve Elswick dissenting. As part of the agreement, Shamin Hotels –... Read more
Going solar? Colorado firm has designs on south Chesterfield megasite
If a rezoning application is approved by county officials, some 900 acres in the Bermuda District could become a solar farm with an estimated 300,000 solar panels in about three years. Torch Clean Energy of Boulder, Colo., recently submitted the application to the Chesterfield County Planning Department and has... Read more
Zoned out: County gets injunction against local charity
Last summer, the Guardians HOPE Center received help rehabilitating a building at the site of a former Bible college. Now the center’s leaders have been ordered by a judge to cease all uses of the property until they come into compliance with zoning or modify a conditional use permit.... Read more
Heading the right way? Not all happy about eminent domain case
Chesterfield County supervisors last week unanimously approved an eminent domain action for a property at 15101 Happy Hill Road. The action will give the county 600 feet of right-of-way access across the triangle-shaped property, which is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway. The access is along a route that... Read more
Which way Matoaca? Supervisors candidates speak at forum
Two of the three Republican candidates for their party’s nomination for Matoaca District supervisor participated in a forum last week. Kevin Carroll and Rob Thompson were joined by recently announced Democrat candidate Shajaun Mason at the May 16 forum at the Foxfire Club House, which was hosted by Chesterfield... Read more
Rural connections: Some Rhodes Lane residents waiting for broadband access
Hurry up and wait. That’s pretty much what some residents of Rhodes Lane have been doing for several years, according to Bonnie and Tyler Moody, a mother and son, who have been living at 16111 N. Rhodes Lane since March 2015. “We never thought there wouldn’t be Internet out... Read more