Chesterfield OKs plan to redevelop Rockwood Square shopping center

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved rezoning tied to a proposed new residential development by Stanley Martin Homes at Rockwood Square shopping center. (Courtesy of Chesterfield County)

The latest milestone in the planned transformation of Chesterfield’s Rockwood retail corridor has been reached.

Last week, county supervisors approved a rezoning proposal from Stanley Martin Homes to redevelop Rockwood Square shopping center and the neighboring Rockwood Golf Park into several hundred residential units.

The proposed project will total 322 condominiums and townhomes on a 25-acre site currently occupied by the main retail strip of the shopping center and the golf facility. The units will be split between 236 two-over-two condos and 86 townhomes.

While the rezoning allows construction of up to 590 residential units, Stanley Martin Division President Jeremy Swink said the company is interested in the less-dense plan.

The two-over-two condos are expected to range from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 square feet. They would feature two to three bedrooms. The three-bedroom townhomes would be 1,500 square feet to 2,000 square feet.

Stanley Martin is under contract to purchase the project area, and the expectation is it will close on the golf park this year and the shopping center piece next year. The outparcels at Rockwood Square aren’t included in the project.

Swink said this week there isn’t a timeline on when demolition on the site would occur.

Jeff Geiger of Hirschler law firm represented Stanley Martin in the rezoning case.

The Board of Supervisors approved the request May 26, following the Chesterfield Planning Commission’s vote to recommend approval in April.

The project will take shape within the county-designated Rockwood Special Focus Area and is the first redevelopment proposal to be approved in the area plan. The land use guide covers more than 600 acres centered on the area’s shopping centers near Rockwood Park.

Stanley Martin’s proposal was approved at the same supervisors meeting as the controversial Upper Magnolia Green tech park proposal.

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved rezoning tied to a proposed new residential development by Stanley Martin Homes at Rockwood Square shopping center. (Courtesy of Chesterfield County)

The latest milestone in the planned transformation of Chesterfield’s Rockwood retail corridor has been reached.

Last week, county supervisors approved a rezoning proposal from Stanley Martin Homes to redevelop Rockwood Square shopping center and the neighboring Rockwood Golf Park into several hundred residential units.

The proposed project will total 322 condominiums and townhomes on a 25-acre site currently occupied by the main retail strip of the shopping center and the golf facility. The units will be split between 236 two-over-two condos and 86 townhomes.

While the rezoning allows construction of up to 590 residential units, Stanley Martin Division President Jeremy Swink said the company is interested in the less-dense plan.

The two-over-two condos are expected to range from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 square feet. They would feature two to three bedrooms. The three-bedroom townhomes would be 1,500 square feet to 2,000 square feet.

Stanley Martin is under contract to purchase the project area, and the expectation is it will close on the golf park this year and the shopping center piece next year. The outparcels at Rockwood Square aren’t included in the project.

Swink said this week there isn’t a timeline on when demolition on the site would occur.

Jeff Geiger of Hirschler law firm represented Stanley Martin in the rezoning case.

The Board of Supervisors approved the request May 26, following the Chesterfield Planning Commission’s vote to recommend approval in April.

The project will take shape within the county-designated Rockwood Special Focus Area and is the first redevelopment proposal to be approved in the area plan. The land use guide covers more than 600 acres centered on the area’s shopping centers near Rockwood Park.

Stanley Martin’s proposal was approved at the same supervisors meeting as the controversial Upper Magnolia Green tech park proposal.

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Brian Glass
Brian Glass
1 month ago

Another example of ” adaptive reuse” at work. I was involved with the SALE of the Laurel Park Shopping Center, in Henrico County. Apartments are currently under construction there with many upscale amenities.

Bill DeBlowme
Bill DeBlowme
1 month ago

Adding more housing without attention to infrastructure will only worsen the already terrible traffic on the corner of Hull & Courthouse.

Matt Faris
Matt Faris
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill DeBlowme

Upgrades to that intersection (Hull and Courthouse) are already designed. This project is designed to incorporate the new design. The entire area of Hull Street will see major changes in turning movements at major intersections. Coming soon!

Last edited 1 month ago by Matt Faris
Delicia Champagne
Delicia Champagne
28 days ago

Will these leave the woods behind the golf park? My backyard is there and I’m not exactly keen on losing my privacy