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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Having project-ready industrial site was critical to Chesterfield landing LEGO

Rendering of LEGO's planned Meadowville production facility

The LEGO Group plans to build a precision manufacturing facility on 340 acres at Meadowville Technology Park.

When the LEGO Group began looking for a location to construct its new U.S.-based plant, Chesterfield had an ideal site to offer: a 340-acre parcel...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Life of Service: Gregory Pays It Forward Through 4-H

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Sarah Gregory

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductee Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory has always had a soft spot for volunteering – it’s what she loves about living in Chesterfield County. 

“My whole life has been associated with 4-H and...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Relentless group of Ettrick residents played key role in keeping train station in South Chesterfield

Ettrick train station

Passengers at the Ettrick station prepare to board an Amtrak train heading northbound.

The nearly 70-year-old train station in the South Chesterfield village of Ettrick is slated for a much-needed facelift, with more than $14 million in federal, state and ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

CERT fosters culture of preparedness, trains residents to assist neighbors in time of crisis

CERT training exercise

Chesterfield CERT members provide first aid to a "patient" during a training exercise.

Spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Florence, multiple tornadoes touched down in Chesterfield in September 2018, resulting in one fatality and causing extensi...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Fallen Soldiers Honored During Chesterfield's 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony

2022 Memorial Day photos

Chesterfield County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony, which is sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), was held on Monday, May 30 at the county’s Historic 1917 Courthouse Green on Iron Bridge Road.

Chesterfield residents of all a...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the May 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

POWHITE PARKWAY EXTENSION PHASE II

The board voted to appropriate $8 million for Phase II of t...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Board of Supervisors Approves Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Cases

Proposed Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Boundaries per Cases 21SN0675 and 21SN0676

After months of community input, which culminated with a pair of public hearings Thursday night, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved both zoning cases that will guide development of the 2,400-acre Upper Magnolia Green property.

The board voted 3...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

'Learn to Swim' closes gaps in pool access, helps second-graders gain water safety skills

Learn to Swim student

Over the past seven years, thousands of second-graders have learned water safety skills through SwimRVA's program. 

As we come to the end of National Water Safety Month, the statistics are sobering:

* 70% of Black children and 66% of Black adults d...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Magnolia Grange's bicentennial celebration kicks off May 21 with Mayfaire Festival

Magnolia Grange house museum

Magnolia Grange was purchased by Chesterfield in 1984 and opened to the public two years later as a historic house museum. 

Constructed in 1822 by William Winfree, a stately white Federal period home once was the crown jewel of a sprawling Chester...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Chesterfield residents may vote in different precincts beginning in November

Final redistricting map

Chesterfield’s magisterial redistricting plan has been finalized, as well as its remedy for voting precinct splits that were created by the magisterial redistricting and changes to the county’s congressional and state legislative district boundaries made ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Statement from Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes

Chesterfield County Seal SVG 150x150

This is a statement from Chesterfield County Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes regarding the increase in vehicle tax bills from 2021 to 2022. 

The Commissioner of the Revenue is a constitutional officer who is elected and operates indepen...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

With vehicle assessments rising, Chesterfield implements sweeping personal property tax relief

Nissan Pickup Truck

Chesterfield made more than 14,000 older vehicles fully exempt from personal property taxes this year.

Under normal circumstances, most vehicles depreciate over time. But the same market forces that are driving up the cost of residential property also have...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the April 27 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

NEW TAX PAYMENT KIOSKS

Chesterfield Treasurer Rebecca Longnaker announced that her office is...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Chesterfield's Child Advocacy Center promotes healing for kids, families in crisis

Chesterfield Child Advocacy Center

Full-time staff at Chesterfield's Child Advocacy Center are (left to right) Lisa Johnston, Jenelle Beverly and Carolyn Kelley

There’s a rainbow-colored mat just outside the front door inscribed with the words “Everyone is welcome.” The lobby is painted sky...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chesterfield Planning Commission votes in favor of proposed Upper Magnolia Green rezoning

Proposed Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Boundaries per Cases 21SN0675 and 21SN0676

Sixteen months after the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority purchased the sprawling Upper Magnolia Green property with permission and funding from the Board of Supervisors, and following a series of community meetings, the county’s Plan...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Proposed Spring Rock Green redevelopment next step in revitalization of eastern Route 60 gateway

Spring Rock Green vision

Spring Rock Green shopping center is located at the intersection of Route 60 and Chippenham Parkway

Following unanimous approval by the Chesterfield Planning Commission, the proposed redevelopment of an underutilized shopping center at the intersection of ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Historic investments have positioned Chesterfield as a regional leader in teacher pay

Teacher graphic smaller

Chesterfield’s historic investment in teacher compensation last year had a significant, and immediate, positive impact on its competitive position within the region.

By allocating $23 million in the fiscal year 2022 budget to implement a new pay plan, Ches...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Home escape plan critical to getting you and your family out of a fire quickly and safely

HomeEscapePlan_graphic

If you were awakened at 2:30 a.m. by the sound of smoke alarms activating, would you know how to get yourself and all family members quickly and safely out of a burning house?

If the answer is “no,” you need to have a plan.

“When you hear the smoke alarm go...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Chesterfield's budget makes major investment in compensation for public safety, school employees

Chesterfield County Seal SVG 150x150

Chesterfield Police Department

The fiscal year 2023 budget that will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at its April 6 meeting is devoted primarily to the recruitment and retention of a high-quality workforce – particularly the thousands of front-line...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Chesterfield submits additional redistricting information to Virginia's attorney general

Approved Redistricting Map

Approved County Redistricting Map

Chesterfield has submitted additional information to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office regarding the countywide redistricting plan approved by the Board of Supervisors last November.

The board adopted a redistricting p...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Through new welcome center, YMCA aspires to fill resource gaps and foster community connections

YMCA Welcome Center

Adam Foster (left), executive director of the Manchester Family Y, and Lisa Ramirez, senior vice president of community impact for the Greater Richmond YMCA, outside the Chesterfield facility's new welcome center

It’s natural for Lisa Ra...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the March 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED BUDGET, LOCAL TAX RATES

Chesterfield residents got opportunities to addres...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Breaking down the differences between a capital improvement program and a bond referendum

New Midlothian fire station

The new Midlothian fire station is under construction at the intersection of Route 60 and Charter Colony Parkway

With Chesterfield planning for its next bond referendum in November, there have been questions about the purpose of such a referendum and how i...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Chesterfield introduces action plan to help Skinquarter landfill, Virginia DEQ remediate odor

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Chesterfield resident Carol Cornwell (left) speaks at a March 8 community meeting hosted by Matoaca District Supervisor Kevin Carroll (right)

Amid ongoing citizen concerns about odors generated by the Skinquarter construction demolition debris landfill, Ch...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the March 9 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey presented his proposed fiscal y...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Chesterfield unveils largest tax relief package totaling $52M

Nissan Pickup Truck

Because of rising assessments, county administration has proposed cutting the real estate tax rate by 3 cents

Mindful of the impact of inflation and rising property assessments on household finances, Chesterfield leaders remain intentional in their efforts...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Chesterfield seeking to diversify tax base, reduce reliance on residential assessments

Niagara Bottling at Meadowville

Niagara Bottling's highly automated plant in Meadowville Technology Park is one of Chesterfield's top commercial taxpayers

Over the past 40-plus years, thousands of people have voted with their feet by relocating to Chesterfield County, c...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Proposed bond referendum package includes $540 million in county, schools capital projects

Chester fire station

Chester Fire Station 1 is slated to be replaced with a larger building that can accommodate modern fire apparatus 

Postponed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chesterfield’s budget staff has submitted a slate of county and school capital...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the Feb. 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

PROPERTY TAX RATE REDUCTION

The board authorized advertisement of Chesterfield&rs...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Discover Pleasant View School, a historic landmark and artifact of segregation-era education

Pleasant View School exterior

Pleasant View School, the last remaining Black elementary school still owned by Chesterfield County 

The one-room schoolhouse sits on the south side of River Road, about a mile and a half from the entrance to Eppington Plantation and 60 feet east ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Local development regulations protect environment in Upper Swift Creek Watershed

Swift Creek Reservoir

Swift Creek Reservoir supplies about 20% of Chesterfield's drinking water 

In 1997, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors adopted a set of stringent regulations for land development northwest of the Swift Creek Reservoir to control stormw...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Collaboration with local college aids Chesterfield's pursuit of advanced manufacturing jobs

Semiconductor manufacturing

Semiconductor manufacturing is one example of the clean, high-tech jobs Chesterfield is pursuing 

Ted Raspiller grew up in Aurora, Ill., a blue-collar city outside Chicago where most young men graduated from high school and immediately went to wor...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Rising property assessments not solely a Chesterfield phenomenon

Ashley Forest subdivision

Chesterfield's Ashley Forest subdivision

Following one of the busiest years on record in Chesterfield’s red-hot housing market, 2022 real estate assessments increased by an average of 12% countywide.

That’s three to four times higher than in a typical year....

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

State official: Upper Magnolia Green property potentially 'transformative'

Jason El Koubi

Jason El Koubi, interim president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

How attractive is Chesterfield’s Upper Magnolia Green West property to advanced manufacturers? Even in a “raw” state – forested, with no utility infrastructure or pr...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Police Activities League helps Chesterfield foster positive relationships between officers, youth

PAL sleeve patch

Police Activities League youth bowling league

On a frigid Saturday morning in early January, when they could have been home enjoying a leisurely day off, about a dozen members of the Chesterfield Police Department instead were at Uptown Alley serving as co...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the Jan. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief roundup of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

ROUTE 60 TRANSIT PILOT

The board adopted a resolution of support for extending a GR...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 26, 2022

In Upper Magnolia Green, Chesterfield sees pathway to funding Powhite Parkway Extension

Powhite Parkway

Motorists travel southbound on Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield

The extension of Powhite Parkway to Hull Street Road has been on Chesterfield County’s thoroughfare plan since 1989, but the project’s cost – currently estimated a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Jay Stegmaier remembered as 'genuine, caring' leader who was committed to public service

Stegmaier ribbon cutting

Jay Stegmaier speaks at a Black History Month event in 2016

Jay Stegmaier began his career with Chesterfield County in 1979 as a budget analyst. Even as he was promoted to increasingly senior positions over the next 37 years, culminating with a 9-year stin...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Upper Magnolia Green property vital to Chesterfield's future

Chesterfield County Seal

At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority purchased the 2,057-acre Upper Magnolia Green property for $13 million in December 2020 as an investment in the county’s future.

With demand for housing...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Planning, preparation and teamwork critical to Chesterfield's winter weather response

January 16, 2022 snowstorm

Many areas of Chesterfield received 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet Sunday, creating slick road conditions

The winter storm that hit Chesterfield County on Sunday came as no surprise to Jess Robison. It literally had been on her radar for the past week.

As ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Fall Line Trail Seen as Game-Changer for Eastern Chesterfield

Fall Line Trail logo

Following a flurry of major funding commitments last month, momentum is building behind a regional infrastructure project that could bring much-needed commercial investment to two Chesterfield communities.

On Dec. 3, the Central Virginia Transportation Aut...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

New board chair: 2022 a 'watershed year' for Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Seal

Calling this “a watershed year for Chesterfield citizens,” Clover Hill District Supervisor Chris Winslow took the gavel for the first time Wednesday evening after being chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair of the Board of Supervisors for 2022.

“We wi...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Rent relief program averts evictions for Chesterfield tenants, landlords

Rent relief graphic

Miguel Solla bought a house in Chesterfield County in 2006, shortly after the U.S. Army transferred him from California to Richmond, as an investment in his family’s future.

When Solla received another transfer order three years later, selling the house wa...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

2021: The Year in Review

2021 Year in Review Graphic

While COVID remained part of our collective vocabulary this year, the global pandemic didn’t stop Chesterfield County from moving forward in several key areas. Fueled by a vibrant local economy that continues to outperform the region, state and ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Real estate rate reduction highlights sweeping tax relief measures

Midlothian's Hallsley subdivision

Midlothian's Hallsley subdivision

A comprehensive package of local tax relief is coming to Chesterfield County residents and businesses next year.

At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the advertisement of Chesterfield’s maximum real est...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the Dec. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief roundup of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS TO REALLOCATE SURPLUS FUNDS

Following a public hearing, the board voted in ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Board of Supervisors to vote on budget amendments, allocate surplus

Chesterfield County Seal

Record sales tax collections, conservative budgeting and federal COVID-19 relief funding were key factors that helped Chesterfield County end fiscal year 2021 with a historic $106 million operating surplus.

 At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Su...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Across the Board, Chesterfield Receives High Marks

Welcome to Chesterfield County Sign

We could use this space to toot our own horn about how Chesterfield is an exceptional place to live, work and play. But it’s so much more meaningful when others do it for us.

Over the past three months, several national organizations have reaffirmed Cheste...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Redistricting: Separating Fact from Fiction

Approved Redistricting Map

Approved County Redistricting Map

Over the past few weeks, some Chesterfield residents have expressed concerns about both the magisterial redistricting plan that was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 and the process by which the county develo...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Zoning 101: Navigating the Process

Element at Stonebridge Sign

Element at Stonebridge Development Plan

Few of the Chesterfield County’s regulatory powers generate more public attention than its authority to determine what can be built and where. And yet, there are many misconceptions about the zoning process...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

October 27 Board of Supervisors Roundup

Board of Supervisors Recap Graphic

In case you missed the Oct. 27 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

Redistricting Public Hearing

The board received citizen input during a public hearing on the co...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 25, 2021

From Setbacks to Comebacks: Bermuda Estates Residents Experience A Greater Feel of Home

Bonnie Newton, Bermuda Estates resident

Bonnie Newton, Bermuda Estates resident

Infested with termites, to the point that she once fell through its thin plywood floor, the problems with Bonnie Newton’s 40-year-old trailer weren’t merely cosmetic. It had become a health and safety hazard.

Finding ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

River City Rising: Chesterfield Outlines Vision for Sportsplex, Genito/288 Corridor

IWLCA Capital Cup Lacrosse Players

Lacrosse players compete at River City Sportsplex.

Since it was acquired by the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) in 2016, River City Sportsplex has become the linchpin of the county’s thriving sports tourism sector – generating millions of...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Chesterfield County Expands Early Voting Locations

Early Voting at North Courthouse Library

Early voting at North Courthouse Library

In the wake of record voter turnout last November and overhauls to the state’s voting processes, Chesterfield is making it easier for residents to cast their ballots this fall. 

Following changes to Virginia...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Chesterfield to Build Two New Middle Schools a Year Early

Board of Supervisors and School Board Joint Meeting

Board of Supervisors and School Board Joint Meeting on Sept. 8, 2021

Facing a sudden, sharp economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, and with lingering uncertainty over its duration and severity, the Chesterfield County Board of Su...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Woof and Wag in Chesterfield

Dogs going for a walk on a county trail

   

Looking for something fun to do with your furry friend in Chesterfield County? Many restaurants, stores and local shops welcome dogs, allowing you to spend even more quality time with your furriest of friends.

If you’re planning on ta...

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