Bermuda Square Shopping Center was moving right along with renovations. But now the construction has slowed. After completing about 50 percent of the project, the remaining retail space is either incomplete or on hold. The pad foundation, meant for the Martin’s grocery, is apparently delayed although DDR, the shopping... Read more
We are happy to announce that the Virginia Housing Coalition (VHC) and the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH) have officially merged and launched the Virginia Housing Alliance (VHA). VHA will focus on expanding affordable housing opportunities and ending homelessness through advocacy, education, and collaboration. By merging, VHC and... Read more
The home buying market typically picks up at the end of the year. It is doing the same this year as well. Inventory of existing homes is down, which allows for builders of new homes to feel more confident about constructing new homes. While new home building is tepid... Read more
The Board of Supervisors have cancelled the November 18 public hearing regarding a civil enforcement program for violations of law regarding passing of a stopped school bus. Various zoning issues will also be considered. Check the BoS or planning commission website for moer information. A zoning applications is in... Read more
Tranlin, Inc. Breaks Ground on Sustainable Paper Plant
Tranlin, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a leading Chinese pulp and paper company, officially broke ground last week on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility. Tranlin’s investment is located on Willis Rd. near the James River and will generate more than 2,000 direct jobs in... Read more
DSCR breaks ground on large building project
Defense Supply Center Richmond, located in Chesterfield, last week held a groundbreaking ceremony on the campus of the DLA facility which distributes aviation parts. The division will replace Buildings 31 and 32 and include a new center restaurant, according to Chief of Engineering Services Branch Dave Kolmer. The new... Read more
In Chesterfield home sales were down in August from June, the strongest month this year. June boasted 631 units sold while August was down at 461 yet still the strongest month other than June. August home sales in Virginia were 5.26 percent higher year-over-year, while median sales price remained... Read more
Sen. Kaine focused on economic development
The August recess for Congress allows its members time to spend with family, opportunities to meet with their constitute, and time to catch up on their summer reading. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., hit the road during the second week of his recess beginning a five-day economic tour of... Read more