Of the Top 25 Virginia Localities with the Highest Toxic Air Emissions, three are in the greater Richmond area, with two in the top ten: Chesterfield zip code 23836 ranks fifth, the City of Hopewell zip code 23860 ranks seventh alongside Hanover (23005) which is No. 20. These three... Read more
New retail stores and other establishments are growing like beans in a fertile garden. Ironbridge Road is seeing the most growth with projects growing up and those being born. On land cleared next to Ironbridge Baptist Church, an Aldi grocery store will open by the end of the year.... Read more
At this time of year, home buyers begin to shop real estate so they can buy and get comfortable in their new home by the beginning of the school year. This spring home sales increased by 3 percent over last year in Chesterfield.  Sales prices have reflected the uptick... Read more
The revitalization of Jefferson Davis Highway continues with one of the most unique projects to date, Moore’s Lake Apartments LLC. Moore’s Lake has submitted some changes to its original site plan (the way buildings are laid out on a property) approved last year. The company is applying for minimal... Read more
The 1.2 million-square foot, 3,300-employees, Amazon Fulfillment Center at Meadowville Technology Park may soon be no longer the big boy on the block at the business park. Amazon could get a little brother if a new business dubbed “Project Buzzard” decides to build on part of a 223-acre site... Read more
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