Chesterfield County begins work on "urban village" with a sports park
Chesterfield County began demolition of the former Best Products store on Midlothian Turnpike near Chippenham Parkway yesterday — the first step toward building its massive Springline at District 60 development.
Why it matters: The county describes the 42-acre mixed-use development as an "urban village" that will bring very urban design principles, including a dense and walkable community, to the region’s largest county.
What's happening: Connecticut-based Collins Enterprises is developing the project, which will include a six-story, mixed-use building with 300 apartments and ground-floor commercial space, plus:
- A 150,000-square-foot office building.
- A festival-like common area for farmers markets and events.
- A large sports tournament and entertainment venue.
Details weren't shared about the sports venue, but Richmond BizSense reports it will include two NHL-sized ice rinks.
Also in the works for future phases of the development:
- Bike and walking trails.
- An extended-stay hotel.
- More apartments.
- Connectivity to the nearby Boulders office park and the Stonebridge Shopping Center (the formerly Cloverleaf Mall).
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