CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The site of the ill-fated Midlothian Town Center project that fell victim to the recession is starting to see some activity from two local developers. Construction is underway on Winterfield Park, a mix of townhomes and houses on 20 acres along Winterfield Road just north of Midlothian Turnpike. The development is across the railroad tracks from the site of another project, Winterfield Crossing, which received an endorsement last week from the Chesterfield Planning Commission.
The two projects are filling a void that was left by the foreclosure of Midlothian Town Center, a 58-acre mixed-use project that called for 320,000 square feet of retail and office space and residential components. That project was started by the James Doran Co., a South Carolina-based developer whose work came to a halt in 2009 in the wake of the recession.
In the years that followed, Midlothian-based developers Rebkee Co. and Blackwood Development picked up some of the pieces from that foreclosure. Rebkee is now working on Winterfield Park, and Blackwood is behind the proposed Winterfield Crossing.