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From haunted house to new urbanism: making Chester Village was a challege

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Where for years the JayCees fixed up the abandoned mansion by the old Chester Post Office as a Halloween haunted house, Jim Daniels back in the 1990s saw another possibility: a new kind of suburban community, unlike anything else in the Richmond region. A fourth generation Chester resident, he’d been part of the county’s drafting of a Chester Village Plan in the late 1980s. Later, he joined with a group of developers who wanted to explore the then-new idea called new urbanism and some Northern Virginia and Maryland projects that...

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