In partnership with the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority, the Timmons Group held a Topping Out ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1 to celebrate the first building in Springline at District 60.
The ceremony is referred to that way because it recognizes a significant milestone in the project: When the last beam is put into place. Typically, as was the case on Friday afternoon, various dignitaries and those involved in a project will sign the beam prior to its placement within a structure.
Erected on the site of the former Spring Rock Green (7100 Midlothian Turnpike), Springline at District 60 represents a significant mixed-use development for Chesterfield County.
Strategically located at a key eastern gateway, the land on which Springline at District 60 is being built was acquired by the EDA in 2021. Approved last year, the 42-acre mixed-use development is zoned for as many as 1,400 residential units, 300,000 square feet of office space, 150,000 square feet of retail, a 100,000 square-foot sports and entertainment facility, and a 125-room hotel along with mixed-use trails, abundant green space, and a central gathering area for community events.
“These mixed-use spaces are the future in Chesterfield County,” said Chris Winslow of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (Clover Hill District). “And we know the dynamic opportunity that awaits our residents and our businesses when that happens.”
Demolition of the former shopping center began in March with on-site construction beginning shortly thereafter in August. Springline at District 60 is expected to be completed in early 2025.
The county’s use of part of the first 150,000 square-foot office building has jump started Phase I of the Springline project, which also includes a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail space and 300 apartment units as well as a parking deck.
The initial phase represents a private investment of more than $180 million. At full build-out, total capital investment is expected to be about $675 million.
The five-story Class A office building is now fully leased and will be the new home for 400 Timmons Group employees, in addition to employees from Economic Development and Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), which will be relocating to free up space at CTC Hull.
Under the terms of the lease, CCPS and Economic Development will occupy a total of 75,000 square feet, or half of the five-story office building to be constructed in Phase I.
Once those employees move into the new offices at Springline, the school system will repurpose about 41,000 square feet of administrative space at CTC Hull for instruction thereby creating capacity for an additional 600 students to participate in career and technical education programs.
“This is not only important, this development, for Chesterfield but it is really important for the Clover Hill District,” Winslow said. “This has been a goal of mine for eight years, to make the space at CTC Hull [more available]…I just can’t think of a better thing for our students and families who are looking to increase their opportunities for their children.”
The Chesterfield Police Department also plans to build its new Falling Creek Precinct building on the Springline property.
“Timmons Group celebrated their 73rd anniversary this year…and to me, nothing could be more fitting than this new building not only to our current employees but also the previous employees,” said Brian Bortell, president and CEO of Timmons Group. “We’re excited about turning it over to the next generation and this building will be a part of that.”