Improve Your Community

The Department of Community Enhancement connects the county and our community partners to achieve effective revitalization. Older communities and commercial areas face normal challenges that come with age. These areas need continued maintenance and reinvestment. Revitalization helps maintain the vitality and high quality of life of our older communities countywide.

  1. Current Revitalization Initiatives
  2. Strengthen Your Community
  3. Great Ideas
  4. Incentives
  5. Better Development

Current Revitalization Initiatives

Rehabilitation Incentive Programs

Improve older building and get a property tax break.

Estimate Your Benefit

What is your building's current assessed value (improvements only)?

Minimum amount of improvement to qualify: TBD

How much do you plan to spend on eligible improvements?

Estimated annual savings: TBD
Estimated total savings over 15 years: TBD

Actual savings will be based on the increased assessed value of the improvement, and will be field verified by the Real Estate Assessor after construction is completed.

Educational Trailer 1Community Enhancement Joins Ironbridge Baptist Church in Celebrating National Night Out

On August 6, 2019, the "Be a Good Neighbor" mobile unit educated citizens on the importance of being a good neighbor. The event gave the citizens an opportunity to share issues that were affecting their neighborhood.  Nick Yoss, Summer Benton, Kathy Wilhelm and Pam Cooper shared resources to help resolve some of the neighborhood issues and challenged them to get to know their neighbors, lend a helping hand, get involved and take pride in the community.

“Mike” the talking mailbox welcomed guests and displayed curb appeal. “Tim” the talking frog trashcan taught the children to be environmental stewards and made them feel like neighborhood super-heroes.  Citizens enjoyed the educational tips, music and giveaways.

Community Enhancement looks forward to celebrating National Night Out in 2020.

Arbor Day Tree Planting

The planting project at LaPrade Library on Saturday, April 27th, was in celebration of Arbor Day (April 26). Clover HArbor Day 1ill district improvement funds covered the purchase and delivery costs of six large Yoshino Cherry trees and planting supplies from Crosscreek Nursery (a local nursery in the Clover Hill district). Community volunteers joined Mr. Winslow and staff from county Parks and Recreation, Libraries, and Community Enhancement, to beautify the front landscape area of the library. We enjoyed perfect weather and ideal planting conditions. Parks and Recreation staff taught members of Cub Scout Pack 836 how to plant large trees from planter pots, and gave them hands-on experience in helping all aspects of planting the six trees. Afterwards, we enjoyed a reception with refreshments donated by Friends of the Library. This project illustrates the power of teamwork and the beautiful results of getting our hands dirty to enhance our community. 

Photos of this event are courtesy of Jennifer Shipley from the Libraries (thanks, Jennifer!).

Courthouse Road Median Tree Planting

In November, the Chesterfield County Department of Community Enhancement TREE PLANTING ARCworked with The Greater Richmond ARC and Cross Creek Nursery on two separate projects to plant 48 Yoshino Cherry and Vitex trees along the medians on Courthouse Road. These new trees were planted in six different median locations between Rockwood Park and Stonehenge subdivision, adding to the beautification of this major community corridor.