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
A little something for all of us
Industrial development Willis Road, with easy access from Interstate 95, has been welcoming industrial business for many years. Plans have been submitted to Chesterfield County planning calling for an additional 200,000 square feet of warehouse space on Willis Road. A developer from Hampton Roads has a plan in the... Read more
Last month, the Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield announced its acquisition of 1,675 acres in south Chester (originally meant for residential use), which will be used to attract a large industrial manufacturing company that could bring 5,000 to 10,000 jobs and billions of dollars in investments to the county.... Read more
New Town Home Proposed
Barney McLaughlin, has proposed a 16-unit townhome development that would be located at 4513 Lee Street and is currently owned by William “Bill” Graves. McLaughlin plans to build 17 units, which will be for sale. He says maintenance and landscaping will be part of a maintenance fee that homeowners... Read more
The Chesterfield County Planning Department will host a meeting May 10, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., for citizens to learn about the Northern Jefferson Davis Special Area Plan and comment on the draft of the plan. The workshop-style meeting, to be held at the Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewry’s... Read more