Chesterfield planning commissioners voted Tuesday to recommend tweaks to a long-discussed mixed-use development to allow hundreds of additional residential units as well as a surf pool.
The project is dubbed The Lake, a years-in-the-making idea from the Flatwater Cos. that would be built on a 105-acre property near Clover Hill High School.
It would feature a 13-acre lake for water-based recreation and a separate surf pool. The development would be built at 13400 Genito Road, and 2500, 2601 and 2991 Genito Place.
The proposed amendments provide for the option of a surf pool as an alternative to a now-nixed white-water course and 400 more housing units, among other changes.
The project as currently proposed would have up to 1,190 residential units, consisting of 830 apartments and 360 townhomes.
The development would also feature a maximum density of 143,000 square feet of retail, 50,000 square feet of restaurant space, a 170-room hotel, 225,000 square feet of business park and 40 acres for the outdoor recreational space, according to a staff report.
“The park was really designed to be more of a dry experience than a wet experience. The wet experience, the surf and the lake, are just the attractions that make it unique,” Brett Burkhart of Flatwater said during Tuesday’s planning session.
The amendments now go to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.
A construction timeline and budget for the project, which has been years in the making, wasn’t discussed during the meeting.
Supervisors originally approved a rezoning application tied to the project in 2017. Lake Adventures LLC, an LLC tied to Burkhart, bought the 105-acre site for $8.8 million in May 2019.