Child advocacy center opens in Chester
It was a long time coming, but retired judge Bonnie Davis was able to see her dream come true. Davis – who was a juvenile and domestic relations court judge in Chesterfield for 20 years – got the idea to start a child advocacy center in 1985 while attending... Read more
High-speed rail slowly coming to area?
A decision on where to build a new train station for high-speed rail is headed down the track but hasn’t reached the destination yet. “The final decision hasn’t been made yet,” said David Hyder, transportation director of the Crater Planning District Commission. He added that “it looks like” the... Read more
Pedro Lujan and Richpop LLC plan to build a Popeye’s restaurant at 12149 Jefferson Davis Highway. A 3,185-square-foot building 19 1/2 feet tall is planned on 2.44 acres. Site plan approval is pending. •A Wendy’s restaurant is planned for 7030 Iron Bridge Road. The site plan has been approved,... Read more
County extension office recognized for school garden program
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County’s Cooperative Extension office was recently recognized statewide for its school garden program, which works with area partners to help kids grow gardens and learn about healthy eating habits. The school garden program won Virginia Cooperative Extension’s 2017 Program Excellence Award at the Virginia Extension Service... Read more
The Chesterfield Economic Development Authority approved two business expansion incentive grants last week. The $50,000 grants will require the recipients to complete construction and comply with performance goals before the funds are disbursed, assistant director Karen Aylward said. She noted that recipients have three years to satisfy the grant... Read more
County considering options for Nash Road extension
Three options are on the table for extending Nash Road from Beach Road to Route 10. The Chesterfield County Transportation Department is considering the options to relieve congestion, specifically left turns, from Beach Road onto Route 10 from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays. County... Read more
County extension office opens in remodeled library
It was a long time coming, but Chesterfield County has a new extension office. The Cooperative Extension office relocated in late February from the old clerk of court’s office in the county governmental complex to the central library at the end of Lori Road. County extension agent Mike Likins... Read more
Low-income apartments getting upgrades; Federal funding passed through Colonial Heights EDA
CHESTERFIELD – An affordable housing complex located off south Jefferson Davis Highway is getting a facelift. The owners of Colonial Ridge and The Glen at Colonial Heights apartments entered into a 30-year memorandum of understanding with Chesterfield County late last year meant to ensure the “livability and continued maintenance”... Read more
EDA votes to withdraw rezoning application
How to proceed with a 1,675-acre property commonly known as the Matoaca Megasite is up in the air following the Chesterfield County Economic Development Authority’s vote last week to withdraw an application to rezone the property from residential to industrial. The EDA board met in a special session Thursday,... Read more
Following an executive session that lasted about an hour Thursday morning, May 3, the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority unanimously approved a resolution to withdraw a rezoning application for a proposed megasite on 1,675 acres in the southern part of the county. Several EDA members said the county should continue... Read more