It has been almost eight years since American Mobile Home Park, on Jefferson Davis Highway, was closed to make way for a large retail and multi-family development. The massive project could be returning. Before the project started in 2008, the primary property owner, Trollingwood Land LLC, died as the... Read more
Nominees for Empowering Neighborhood Awards, and vendors for the upcoming Empowering Neighborhoods Forum, where the awards will be presented, are sought ahead of the upcoming event. The 2016 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum will be held Saturday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Thomas R. Fulgham Conference Center, 13900... Read more
According to Chesterfield County Public Schools budget documents, funding for the 2016-17 school year, totaling $600 million, marks the first time that investment in public education has reached prerecession levels. However, Superintendant Dr. Marcus J. Newsome said there is still work to be done. The CCPS budget passed last... Read more
A Superstreet, proposed in 2014, is close to being back on schedule. Due to traffic generated by the Meadowville Technology Park, various homes and multi-family developments, the intersection at East Hundred Road and Riversbend Boulevard has become a true example of a traffic jam. To resolve the issue, Chesterfield... Read more
The Virginia legislature is moving forward with “proffers” reform. Chesterfield County has used the proffers system to fund infrastructure due to its impact on growth. The legislature’s language indicates proffers cannot be “unreasonable” which means it is open for interpretation. Proffers are a major piece of Chesterfield’s Capital Improvement... Read more
The 108-acre site at the confluence of the Falling Creek and the James River is on its way to becoming a park for Chesterfield County. Trust for Public Land recently purchased the property from UB Properties Inc, a subsidiary of Union Bank & Trust and will transfer the land... Read more
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Director Michael S. Golden announced recently his plans to retire, effective April 1. His career with the county has spanned nearly 37 years, including serving as parks and recreation director since 1992. Under Golden’s leadership, the county has seen significant progress with the facilities... Read more
The Chesterfield County Joint County-Schools Employee Benefits Committee will conduct a meeting on Monday, February 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 502 at the Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Rd. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors/School Board Capital Construction Goals & Accountability Committee will conduct a meeting... Read more
J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier, Chesterfield County Administrator, last Thursday announced his retirement effective July 1. After 10 years as the County Administrator and a total of 37 years with the County, Mr. Stegmaier said it was time. In fact he said that his wife, Margot, and he made a plan,... Read more
Work has begun on a Comprehensive Plan for the Northern Jefferson Davis Highway corridor. Tourist courts, motels and family entertainment venues are not what you think of while driving on Jefferson Davis Highway. Until the late 1950s, what was known as the Pike was a bucolic route for those... Read more