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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Chesterfield to Host Community Meeting on Roseland Project

Roseland Zoning Overlay District Map

August 31, 2022

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA -- Fourteen years after it was rezoned as a master-planned community with a mix of residential and commercial uses, Chesterfield’s Department of Planning is seeking citizen input on a document that would guide future development of the 1,400-plus-acre Roseland property.

Chesterfield Planning will hold an in-person community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Tomahawk Creek Middle School to present the proposed Roseland Zoning Overlay District.

Residents can attend the open house-style meeting at their convenience anytime between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The parcels that comprise Roseland are located in the northwestern portion of Chesterfield, southwest of the Village of Midlothian, and adjacent to the Hallsley, Charter Colony and CenterPointe communities.

Roseland was rezoned in August 2008 for as many as 5,540 housing units and up to 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space. Two months later, a global economic downturn stalled the project before construction could begin; much of the property was subsequently sold off to different owners and remains undeveloped today.

In 2020, Chesterfield embarked on a plan to take a fresh look at Roseland and began work on a zoning overlay district that would retain many of the high-quality design standards, development concepts and infrastructure requirements from the 2008 case, while modernizing aspects of the project to meet current and future demand. The proposed overlay also would reduce the originally approved density of the Roseland development by approximately 1,000 residential units and 300,000 square feet of non-residential uses.

A conceptual master plan in the Roseland Zoning Overlay District is intended to guide developers, staff and county leaders should any of Roseland’s property owners seek to rezone their individual parcels, providing expectations for how the community should be built out.

The document also includes development standards for roads, utilities and other public infrastructure, parks and trails, including a main line trail that would run parallel to Tomahawk Creek and eventually connect the CenterPointe and Hallsley communities. 

As presently proposed, maximum density would be about 4,500 dwelling units and 815,000 square feet of non-residential uses.

Planning staff presented the draft Roseland Zoning Overlay District to the Chesterfield Planning Commission during work sessions at its July 19 and Aug. 16 meetings.

Public comments regarding the zoning overlay can be submitted until Monday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

Upon adoption by the Board of Supervisors, the document would become part of Chesterfield’s zoning ordinance.

For more information, contact Principal Planner Drew Noxon by email at [email protected] or phone at 804-748-1086.

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