Planned water tower and expansion for Huguenot Park
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Tonight, at the Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting, two new proposals will go under review.
The first proposal is to build a 140-foot high water tower in Huguenot Park. The planned original site was to be next to Robious Middle School but nearby neighbors convinced county leaders to move it to a location where it would have minimal visibility to residential areas.
The location of the newly proposed water tower is owned by the county and it neighbors a public television station. Neighbors think that the water tower will fit in better with the environment since tall towers are already at this location.
The water tower is needed in the Robious area. The current one only holds one-million gallons of water, and at 45 years old, is not reliable in the growing community.
The second proposal is part of the water tower deal. About 2.5 acres of county land will be used to expand Huguenot Park. An unlit soccer field and walking trails would be constructed next to the new water tower.
To ensure the new location was acceptable to local residents, the county sent up a balloon 150-feet above Huguenot Park to simulate the top of the tower.
According to sources, there was a very limited number of locations you could see that balloon fly from, and no residential homes could view that balloon.
The county planners are working on this water tower proposal for almost a year.
That public hearing begins at six p.m. at the government complex off of Iron Bridge Road. The board of supervisors has the final say on the project. It’s expected to take a year and a half to complete.
See the official documents, included related maps below.
In Midlothian Magisterial District, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY UTILITIES DEPARTMENT requests conditional use planned development approval and amendment of zoning district map to permit an above-ground water storage tank with communications tower use plus exceptions to Ordinance requirements in Agricultural (A) and Residential (R-7) Districts on 2 acres fronting 60 feet on the south line of Robious Road, across from Woodmont Drive. Density will be controlled by zoning conditions or Ordinance standards. The Comprehensive Plan suggests the property is appropriate for regional mixed use and parks, recreation or open space. Tax IDs 743-712-Part of 5024 and 744-712-Part of 4237
In Midlothian Magisterial District, CHESTERFIELD PARKS AND RECREATION requests substantial accord determination and amendment of zoning district map to permit a public park in a Residential (R-7) District on 2.4 acres located 230 feet off the southern terminus of Old Farm Road and its intersection with Larkhill Lane. Density will be controlled by zoning conditions or Ordinance standards. The Comprehensive Plan suggests the property is appropriate for regional mixed use. Tax ID 743-712-5024