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
Wheels turning for Carvana facility, Torch, Farrish
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission gave a unanimous approval recommendation last week on a proposed Carvana auto storage and inspection facility that would be built off Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The matter now goes before the county Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. The rezoning and... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more
Craft brewery opening inside Molly’s Bicycle Shop
Something’s brewing in Chester, literally. Louis Scheer recently opened a craft beer brewery in Molly’s Bicycle Shop. The brewery – officially known as Molly’s Blind Dog Brewery and named after one of Scheer’s dogs, an Australian Shepherd who was deaf and mostly blind due to a birth defect –... Read more
Medical center, auto service, townhomes on the way
The hustle and bustle of development in eastern Chesterfield County continues, with an auto service center recently opening next to O’Reilly Auto Parts. Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers opened at 11231 Iron Bridge Road in May, an employee said. A certificate of occupancy was issued July 15 for... Read more
Cinema Cafe on the way
A Cinema Cafe is under construction at Bermuda Crossroads Marketplace on Jefferson Davis Highway, just north of Route 10. A construction company spokesman said site work will take two months, followed by construction of the movie theater over a nine-month period. That would result in a tentative June 2020... Read more
New townhomes slated for Chester
A new townhome community is coming to Chester. Barney and Kyle McLaughlin, father and son, have teamed up on The Village Townhomes. Dirt was recently turned on the project, located at 4513 and 4519 Lee St., and Kyle said footers would be dug this week. The first of four... Read more
Carvana on hold after Planning Commission deadlocks
A Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting that ended around 11 p.m. July 16 resulted in three 2-2 votes on the proposed Carvana auto inspection site that would be located on Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The Planning Commission – which was missing Midlothian commissioner Peppy Jones –... Read more
Cash proffers revised for Nash Road subdivision
A cash proffer revision for a proposed 33-lot subdivision on 79 acres off of Nash Road received a 4-0 vote of approval recommendation from the Chesterfield Planning Commission last week. Cypress Glen was originally approved under two separate cases covering 28 homes at 10940 Nash Road, but the new... Read more
Facelift, remodel coming to Chester shopping center?
A facelift and remodel are coming soon to the Chester Village Shopping Center, a Williamsburg consultant says. On Thursday, July 11, Karl Johnson posted signs at the shopping center, which currently features only one open business: Triple Eight Chinese restaurant. Johnson said that a Virginia Beach company, Hillside Development... Read more