Sunday, June 26, 2022

Developers see residential opportunities in Chesterfield’s aging office parks

Residential developer Boyd Homes is proposing to build 245 apartments at Gateway Centre, an office park off Midlothian Turnpike near the Powhite Parkway interchange. ASH DANIEL

In the late 1970s and ’80s, office park developers began luring companies to the suburbs from downtown Richmond with the promise of abundant space, cheaper rents, free parking and proximity to the single-family subdivisions where many of their employees lived.

Over the past 10 to 15 years, though, many young professionals have migrated back to revitalized city neighborhoods in search of a less car-centric lifestyle. To stay competitive in workforce recruitment an...

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