Community Facilities Bond Plan

Financing Future Projects

Chesterfield County is requesting a bond referendum (election) for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A bond referendum is a vital component of the local democratic process in which citizens vote on the financing of the county’s long range capital plan. Voters will consider one question to approve key projects for schools, public safety, libraries and parks. An affirmative vote grants the county authority to issue general obligation (GO) bonds to finance a finite list of projects. The total amount of the bonds for which voter approval is sought is $540 million, including $375 million for school facilities and $165 million for other county facilities (public safety, libraries and parks).

What Will the Question Look Like on the Ballot?

Shall the County of Chesterfield, Virginia, contract a debt and issue its general obligation capital improvement bonds in the maximum amount of Five Hundred Forty Million Dollars ($540,000,000) to provide funds to finance various capital improvement projects for (1) public school system purposes, (2) public safety purposes, (3) public library purposes and (4) parks and recreation purposes?

Voting ‘Yes’ on election day signifies approval of the Community Facilities Bond Plan. 

Community Facilities Bond Plan Projects

School Facilities

ProjectFunding
AM Davis Elementary School Replacement$40 million
Bensley Elementary School Replacement$42 million
New Western 360 Area Elementary School $43 million
Midlothian Middle School Replacement
Note: $50 million funded via other sources, total cost $100 million
$50 million*
New Western 360 Area High School$135 million
Grange Hall Elementary Replacement$43 million
Thomas Dale High School Expansion$22 million


School Facilities Subtotal: $375 million

Public Safety Facilities

ProjectFunding
Chester Fire and EMS Station Replacement$12.3 million
Ettrick Fire and EMS Station Replacement$12.3 million
Clover Hill Fire and EMS Station Expansion/Renovation$9.3 million
Dutch Gap Fire and EMS Station Expansion/Renovation
$8.1 million
Stonebridge Area Police Station$8.8 million
Western Hull Street Police Station$10.1 million
Chester Police Station$10.1 million
Westchester Police Station$10.1 million


Public Safety Facilities Subtotal: $81.1 million

Libraries

ProjectFunding
Enon Library Replacement$17 million
Ettrick-Matoaca Library Expansion$12.2 million
New Western Hull Street Library$16.5 million


Libraries Subtotal: $45.7 million

Parks and Recreation

ProjectFunding
River City Sportsplex$17.2 million
Horner Park$10 million
Conservation Area Development$2 million
Falling Creek Boat Launch
$4 million
James River Boat Launch$5 million


Parks and Recreation Subtotal: $38.2 million

Total Funding

All Categories Total: $540 million

Materials and Resources

Learn more about the Community Facilities Bond Plan by requesting a speaker for organization or event. Complete Chesterfield's Speaker Bureau form to submit your request. Once the form is received, a member of our team will be in touch to schedule a speaker. 

Voting Information

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

How to Register to Vote

Visit the office of the registrar in-person or register online.

Important Dates

  • Sept. 23, 2022: In-person early voting begins
  • Oct. 17, 2022: Deadline to register or update existing registration
  • Oct. 28, 2022: By 5 p.m., deadline to request absentee ballot by mail
  • Oct. 29, 2022: By 5 p.m., deadline to request absentee ballot in person
  • Nov. 5, 2022: Last day of in-person early voting
  • Nov. 8, 2022: Election Day