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What do you think are the biggest challenges/changes that are going to confront Chesterfield County in the next 20 years and how would you address them to make Chesterfield a better place to live?
While building permits in Chesterfield for single-family-dwelling-unit permits were down by 3.8 percent last year versus 2013, commercial construction increased according to county data.
Governor Terry McAuliffe, last Tuesday in Chester, announced the launch of the Governor’s Access Plan, or GAP, which will provide vital medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 individuals who have a serious mental illness and are uninsured.
Matoaca District Supervisor, Steve A. Elswick, was, last week, elected Chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. Chairman Elswick was vice chairman in 2014, and is customary to be moved to Chairman. He began his tenure on the Board in January 2012.
A conditional use permit to allow a medical waste transfer and treatment facility in a Heavy Industrial District, near the corner of Osborne and Old Stage roads and adjacent to the CSX Railroad underpass is being requested by Christopher M. Gill, the owner’s agent. The facility will operate on the site of a former pallet building company.
Street Rockets of Virginia leased 3,520 square feet in the Old Stage Flex Park on Old Stage. Street Rockets Of Virginia is a customer centric motorcycle store. Their website states that they have a strong business ethic and strive to keep good business practices.
Home building in Chesterfield, since the 1970s, has been the mainstay of the local economy. Home building has supplied the county with employment, real estate taxes, an increase in property values and growth that has contributed to schools and an increase in public safety as other ancillary services.
Art Warren a Chesterfield County District Supervisor for Clover Hill, announced that he would not seek election this year.