Development Areas and Projects
Community Enhancement connects the county and our community partners to achieve effective revitalization. Older communities and commercial areas face normal challenges that come with age. These areas need continued maintenance and reinvestment. Revitalization helps maintain the vitality and high quality of life of our older communities countywide. Chesterfield County is committed to create affordable housing opportunities, healthier neighborhoods, and a higher quality of life for low-and-moderate income families.
Ettrick Market Study
This market study will consist of analyses of the study area’s demographics and housing stock; residential market and identification of market opportunities, for both single-family, for-sale homes and for multi-family properties; and retail market and identification of retail market opportunities. The market study will also include recommendations of strategies the county can utilize to maximize the market opportunities identified. The study area for the Ettrick Market Study (PDF) consists of six census block groups:
- Block Group 6003 represents what will be called the core study area. The core study area includes Chesterfield Avenue and the largely residential neighborhood surrounding Chesterfield Avenue.
- Block Group 6002 is comprised almost entirely by the campus of Virginia State University (VSU). Due to the limited number of non-institutional uses within Block Group 6002, Block Group 6002 will be excluded from the demographic and housing stock analysis of this market study.
- The remaining four block groups represent the Greater Ettrick Area, located to the north and west of the core study area.
Route One Corridor
The Route One corridor reflects Chesterfield County’s diversity with its unique blend of housing, history and small businesses. It stretches approximately 13 miles, from the county’s northern border with the City of Richmond all the way to its southern border with the City of Colonial Heights. The Route One corridor is also Chesterfield’s most internationally diverse corridor.
Route One Corridor Public Projects
- Bensley Park - Improvements include field renovations and paving
- Dutch Gap Conservation Park - Improvements include construction of a new storage building for the kayak program, office and changing room, and portable toilets structure
- Falling Creek Ironworks - Improvements include conducting an archeological survey of creek and surrounding areas; engineering the move of a historical cottage from Moore's Lake Resort on Route One; new turf, lighting and irrigation to the park field (in consideration); and vistas will be cleared
- Henricus Historical Park - Improvements include reconstruction of palisade fencing between guard towers at the front gate
- Route One Shared-Use Path (Marina Drive to Eilliham Avenue) - Preliminary plans are being developed to construct bike and pedestrian improvements along northbound Route One from Marina Drive to Elliham Avenue
Rout One Corridor Public Plans and Documents