Planning commission recommends approval for water treatment facilities
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission recommended approval for a public water treatment plant and wastewater pump station in the area of Walthall Industrial Park in the Bermuda District. Case number 20PD0137 calls for the county to purchase 348 acres of raw land located at 1600 Ashton Park Drive.  The... Read more
A study on where to build a new railroad station in the South Chesterfield area has ended for the time being with no conclusion. The Tri-Cities Metropolitan Planning Organization received word from Federal Railroad Administration official Marlys Osterhues in an April 4 letter that the study begun in 2014... Read more
New Comp Plan approved despite protests
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan despite objections from members of two community organizations. Bermuda Advocates for Responsible Development and Chesterfield Citizens United rallied outside prior to the supervisors’ May 22 meeting waving silver platters with various anti-development wording. BARD and CCU board... Read more
Action on arts center coming soon, project manager says
Chester residents should see some action soon outside the Chester Library, according to Mike Laing, project manager of Chesterfield’s Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts. On May 22, Laing told the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors that they should see some activity within the next 10 days on the site... Read more
Subdivision going up near Jeff Davis Hwy/Route 288
An 84-home subdivision is in the works on the southeast corner of Jefferson Davis Highway and Route 288. A Boyd Homes spokesman said the plan is for the subdivision – which is north of Rio Vista Street with an access point behind the Bensley Bermuda Rescue Squad building –... Read more
Development near Central Library pending
For those who have been wondering, it’s “hurry up and wait” for the Myers Retail site. The site at 9601 Lori Road across from the Central Library has had some activity, but mainly just some tree clearing, according to Ben Myers of the Myers Family Partnership. Only 3.38 acres... Read more
Last part of Village Green ready for development
CHESTER – The last commercial lot in the Village Green mixed-use development will be breaking ground soon. That’s the word from local property manager Sean Eichert. The landowner (Festival Park III LLC/registered agent Carrie Coyner) plans to build a 12,000-square-foot two-story building on 0.78 acres between Don Papa Grande... Read more
Defending the Shoosmith name: Grandson of Chester couple talks about his grandfather, love for the land
Jack T. Shoosmith II was named after his grandfather. Shoosmith, 29, remembers his “Poppa” as someone who worked “extremely hard,” drove a logging truck, welded and then drove a bulldozer. A project manager for a local construction company, Shoosmith said his grandparents grew up poor in Chester. “When they... Read more
A Route 10 widening project slated to run from May through mid-October will include relocation of some natural gas lines. A press release from Columbia Gas notes that the widening will run east of Interstate 95 from Bermuda Triangle Road to Meadowville Road. Columbia Gas work crews will be... Read more
Facelift coming to Chester campus of John Tyler Community College
A $34 million renovation and expansion is coming to John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. Construction is scheduled to begin in early June with a target completion date of August 2019. Plans started in 2015, said Greg Dunaway, director of facilities and safety for the college. The Nicholas Center... Read more