Planning Commission gives clearance for new Harrowgate school, park
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission last week cleared the way for a new Harrowgate Elementary School and a revamp of Harrowgate Community Park. The unanimous votes – which said the projects are in “substantial accord” with the Comprehensive Plan – took place during the commission’s July 17 meeting. The... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – There is still time for residents to plan and register neighborhood events for the 35th annual National Night Out, which will take place Tuesday, Aug. 7. On “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” neighborhoods and businesses throughout Chesterfield will host a variety of special events, such as block... Read more
Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government. Chesterfield placed second on the Digital Counties Survey among counties nationwide with populations between 250,000 and 499,999. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties recently announced the winners of... Read more
Cinema Cafe’s plans include bar in lobby, food served in theater
After the area going years without a movie theater, one is planned for Chester next year. A new Cinema Cafe complex, located off Route 1 in the Bermuda Crossroads Marketplace, is slated to break ground this fall for an opening in late 2019. The free-standing establishment will also feature... Read more
Local LDS teens spruce up Petersburg park, high school
PHOTO: Olyvia Harter from Surry (kneeling) and Estella Kirby from Chester work at Poplar Lawn Park in Petersburg. Forty-four Latter-day Saint teens and 21 adult leaders from Chesterfield, Chester, Colonial Heights and Petersburg gathered together July 13 in a volunteer effort to clean up Poplar Lawn Park and paint the... Read more
Concerns about wage cuts and layoffs are on the minds of some workers at the DuPont Spruance plant. A letter from the Ampthill Rayon Workers Inc. said the plant site near Jefferson Davis Highway “is experiencing a level of anxiety and uncertainty that has never been here before now... Read more
The U. S. Economic Development Administration recently announced that the Crater Planning District Commission will receive a $70,000 economic development grant award to be matched with $30,000 in commission funds, to enable the commission to continue important economic development initiatives in the region. The Planning District was originally designated... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County has named Daniel Cohen the new director of its Department of Community Enhancement, effective July 30. County leaders selected him after a national recruitment process. Cohen brings more than 30 years of planning and community development experience in both public and private business to the... Read more
Django Tango brings gypsy jazz to Chester
The July 19 Third Thursday summer music series at Chester Village Green will feature a unique style of jazz. Django Tango is a Richmond-based gypsy jazz swing ensemble formed to celebrate the music of legendary French Manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Members... Read more
Planning Commission recommends rezoning denial; McLaughlin wants to relocate his company to site
Home builder Barney McLaughlin’s proposal to rezone a 2.2-acre property at 1701 Ware Bottom Spring Road received a thumbs-down recommendation from the Planning Commission last month. The 3-1 vote to recommend denial will be considered by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. July 25. McLaughlin is... Read more