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
Chesterfield County adopted a new special area plan for the north Jefferson Davis Highway Area last week. The supervisors approved the plan 4-0 with Supervisor Chris Winslow absent. The plan replaces one that was approved in 1993. The plan – which covers the Bellwood, Bensley and Ampthill areas –... Read more
‘Goliath project’ approval  could come in weeks, county official says
A project that has been slated to help replace the Tranlin project in northeast Chesterfield County is on a fast-track approval process. Greg Allen, the county’s planning manager, said last week that site plan approval for the “Goliath project” could come in the next few weeks. According to a... Read more
Union Bank & Trust is planning to open an office at 10620 Iron Bridge Road in front of a Kroger grocery store. Chesterfield County senior planner Jeff Lamson said the developer is building a 2,400-square-foot facility for the bank, which is headquartered in Richmond. According to the county website,... Read more
EDA makes pitch for megasite, citizens’ objections heard
Mike Uzel, spokesman for Bermuda Advocated for Responsible Development, speaks at a community meeting April 11.   The second recent informational meeting about a proposed megasite in the southern part of the county was more orderly than the first, according to two people who attended both. The first meeting... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $711 million budget last week that will result in a 1-cent reduction in the real estate property tax rate, a 3.5-percent utility rate increase and a 4.1-percent increase in the utility connection fee. Chairwoman Dorothy Jaeckle said that some $25,000... Read more
Megasite: Extra informational meeting to be held in May
Chesterfield County has added another community information meeting about a proposed megasite to go with three previously scheduled meetings coming up this week and next. Planning Commission Chairman Gib Sloan said the extra meeting – to be held at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Carver Middle School – was... Read more
Re-entry program one of many offered by sheriff’s office
April Hutchison loves helping people. She got the opportunity to do just that when the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office decided to hire a re-entry coordinator over a year ago. Hutchison, who had been a stay-at-home mom for a year and a dispatcher and customer service rep for a local... Read more
Residents protest megasite, others object to utility rate increases
Some 85 people rallied outside the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting March 28 to protest a proposed megasite in the southern part of the county. Inside, the supervisors took public comment about a proposed 3.5-percent increase in water and sewer rates and about a $711 million budget that... Read more
New police chief has vision for police athletic league
A neighbor provided some of the impetus for Chesterfield’s new police chief to choose law enforcement as a career field. Jeffery Katz, who started Jan. 2, recalled how one of his childhood mentors who lived next door influenced his life. The man, who was an undercover agent with the... Read more