Chesterfield EDA eyes mixed-use project at Spring Rock Green
County supervisors will decide on $16M acquisition
The Chesterfield County Economic Development Authority has proposed purchasing Spring Rock Green — a 42-acre property on the northwest corner of Midlothian Turnpike, near Chippenham Parkway — for $16 million to create a mixed-use development.
The property is located between the Stonebridge Shopping Center and The Boulder’s Office Park.
The first phase of the project would be residential apartments, commercial space, restaurants, an office building, a common area and a large sports tournament and entertainment venue. The second would add townhouses, more commercial space, another office building and entertainment venues, as well as expanding the common square. The center of the development would be an open-space green plaza. The development would include walking and biking trails, structured parking and a new road to connect it to The Boulder’s Office Park.
The Board of Supervisors scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 25 at its July 28 meeting, in which it will consider the purchase. The project will also go through the zoning process.
The county would fund the project for public uses as well, Chesterfield County Administrator Joseph Casey said in a statement.
“As the private development interests in this property are zoned and sold by the EDA,” he said, “the remaining county investment is for the relocation of a nearby police precinct to a much more visible and accessible location and consolidation of a new school board office to best maximize student space and programs at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center.”
The current site is home to several commercial entities, according to a news release from the CEDA. The project would have a transition period to relocate the businesses to other locations or into the new development.
The CEDA hired Cooper Carry architecture firm to design the site.
“This proposal gives the county another quality mixed-use development at the eastern gateway to the county that will serve as a destination for residents and visitors,” Board of Supervisors member Leslie Haley, who represents the Midlothian district, said in a statement. “The project will create a strong sense of community, integrate attractive green spaces and celebrate the area’s unique history, while creating jobs and generating significant tax revenue for the county.”