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Mr. R. John McCracken, Director of Transportation for Chesterfield County, retired earlier this week. Mr. McCracken worked in the county’s transportation department for 29 years.
On the first of January, Chesterfield County will lose its enterprise zones. An enterprise zone is a designated area, typically needing revitalization or an industrial area needing quality businesses. Fees and permits are waved in these areas.
Housing permits improved this year as interest rates remained low, but as interest rates jumped to about 4 percent recently the rising permit trend is expected to level off. What does that mean for 2014? In 2007 and 2008, before the great fall the typical 30 year mortgage rate was about 6 percent so why does 4 percent frighten people?
Waffle House seems to be growing in some odd places lately. The only Waffle House, on this side of the county was taken down last year and replaced with Chipotle.
Chesterfield is about to embrace more pedestrian access in Meadowbrook. Not only will sidewalks link existing sidewalks along Cogbill Road east of Iron Bridge Road but streetlights will be added.
Project Bulldog sounds like an undercover government program. Project Bulldog is an undercover local government program. In fact, the name of a mega distribution center, almost half the size of the Amazon distribution center at Meadowville, that will be coming to the Meadowville Technology Park in the near future.
In August of this year, the Chesterfield County Planning Commission was charged to change one of the policies for vehicle title lenders. The original section of the county policies stated only that AFIs or Alternative Financial Institutes (vehicle title lenders) be located one-mile apart.
Built in 1977, the Bermuda Square Shopping Center has not been altered much in years, but that will soon change. A three phase re-construction site plan of Bermuda Square has been submitted to the Chesterfield County Planning Department, but only Phase 1 is being reviewed.
After a number of deferrals or continuances it’s time for Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors to consider the vehicle title lender, LoanMax, application for a stand-alone alternative lending office at Jefferson Davis Highway and Osborne Road.