by Rick Cox
on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 3:06pm.
Our team attended a Business Resource Meeting to learn more about Chesterfield County's Comprehensive Plan for the county that was presented by the Women’s Council of Realtors Richmond Chapter. The guest speaker, Steven Haasch, AICP Manager for Chesterfield County's Planning department discussed an overview of the vision the county is hoping to achieve for our community in the future.
The county currently has approximately 340,000 residents. The land that is currently available for development in the county is only ½ developed. That leaves potential for this county to double in size.
Chesterfield county is twice the size of Henrico and 8 times the size of Richmond. There is tremendous growth opportunity for our county and how we grow it can greatly benefit our residents. The main vision is to provide affordable housing opportunities and create areas that allow for better walkability. Making it possible to live, bike, walk, entertain and enjoy open spaces nearer to where we live. Additionally, this vision aims to create diverse living communities that offer opportunities for people of all walks of life to enjoy concerts, craft breweries, restaurants, shopping and recreation close to where we live.
Chesterfield County has about 92 miles of River frontage. Of that only 5 access points to these rivers currently exist. The county would like to improve accessibility for all its residents. The plan to create a waterpark has been approved and is currently in the design phase. The water park will be built on 105 acres of land near Clover Hill High Schooland the River City Sportsplex. This area can become Chesterfield County’s main city center. The potential to create a fantastic community exists here, but the county’s vision can only see fruition with community support and adequate funding.
For more information provided on an executive summary from the county please go to: