Archives for June 2009

Old Hundred Road Corridor Study

Posted June 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM
The Cheatham case (see "Staff's Request Analysis and Recommendation" for #05SN0239) has been deferred until March 2010. At a public hearing held by the Chestefield Board of Supervisors yesterday, Brandermill residents Dee Pisciella and Andrea Epps spoke in support of the deferral. This deferral will afford the BCA Board more time to work with the Cheatham property owners to not only effectively expand the corridor but also to revitalize Market Square.

Open House: Tuesday, July 14, 4-8 p.m.

Posted June 26, 2009 at 2:17 PM
Chesterfield County's Comprehensive Plan

A new countywide plan is underway. Learn what this means for you. Meet the planning team and learn about opportunities for you to get involved. For more information, download the County's flyer. Thanks, Director McGinniss, for helping to keep Brandermill residents informed.

Highlights of June 20, 2009 BCA Board Master Plan Meeting*

Posted June 22, 2009 at 2:12 PM
  • BCA Board adopted the master plan as originally received from designforum, stipulating that it is a living document (subject to change) and that it is should be used as a tool for strategic planning.
  • Director Friedel stated the importance of the master plan being community-based, designed to function in a bottom-up style.
  • To begin implementation of the plan, the BCA Board determined six priority areas, ranked as follows:
    1. restructuring of BCA committees - Board initiative
    2. redevelopment of Market Square - Board initiative
    3. better connectivity and improvement of trails/bike paths - Committee initiative
    4. improvement of Brandermill facilities, e.g., Harbour Pointe Clubhouse and pools - Committee initiative
    5. resolution of universal pool access - Board initiative
    6. maintenance of parkways - Committee initiative

Comment: Residents interested in implementing community-wide initiatives to increase Brandermill property values should contact BCA Board Directors NOW as they focus on committee restructuring (see "Brandermill Committees" section of Flowchart in Chapter 7, page 271). Proposed committee initiatives cam be found throughout Chapters 2-6 of the master plan at

For neighborhood-wide projects, the BCA Board has adopted a grant fund program. For more information, see

Feedback from the NRC on the Master Plan

Posted June 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM
As requested by Director McLenagan, NRC reps and its officers have responded to Chapter 7. Policy and Implementation of the Master Plan. The following is the report submitted to Director McLenagan on June 17.
The NRC thinks that, as it now stands, the proposed organizational structure is cumbersome, and there is a lot of thinking that needs to be done on people, systems, and processes to help establish priorities and to determine what decision-making tools can be standardized across committees (e.g., which projects should be prioritized, what criteria should be used to prioritize recommendations and how the decision-making process will be implemented).

We also believe the board should establish financial guidelines on capital projects: those that don't cost a lot of money, those that cost some money and those that may be considered capital expenditures. The lowest cost projects should be implemented first to encourage community buy-in. More expensive and longer term projects require thought on how the project can be broken into manageable tasks. This is going to require a lot of work with committees.

The committee structure as proposed is cumbersome. It will be necessary to form processes for making decisions and make that process move through committees. All committees will require strong leadership.

Steps for implementation may include:

1.   Investigate a scoring system to establish priorities of the master plan within Brandermill committees and which can also be expanded to address other implementations of the master plan throughout the approval process.
2. Research (or assign research to committees) about financial criteria for projects that can be enacted through committees or neighborhood groups.
3. Expand the reach and depth of communication with all Brandermill residents and commercial entities.
4. Develop a system for surveys to validate and prioritize proposed projects.

Some of the things that the NRC is currently working on include:

1.   Revisiting one of the earlier NRC missions: become acquainted with our neighbors through personal contact. (A recent survey of NRC reps indicated that this was something that they would support.)
2. Researching and developing instruments to survey NRC reps and the BCA Board, and assessing the feasibility of expanding similar survey research to the larger Brandermill community at-large.
3. Talking with the BCA Board to find better methods and guidelines for using and interacting with existing community communication systems.
4. Making plans to provide a forum for Brandermill's commercial partners to inform the community about their businesses at a future NRC meeting.

Thank you, NRC reps, for taking the time to respond!

BCA Master Plan Board Meeting

Posted June 18, 2009 at 2:10 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2009
8:00 a.m.
Harbour Pointe Clubhouse

Having previously acknowledged "receiving" the master plan from designforum, the BCA Board will meet this coming Saturday to discuss adopting the master plan. Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Reporting for the Finance Committee at the June 1 BCA Board meeting, Director Guthrie asked all Directors to bring priority funding requests for the 2010 budget to the Board Master Plan meeting. This is "heads-up" for committee chairs who have not yet submitted their 2010 budget requests to Director Guthrie and/or their Board liaison.

June 16, 2009 NRC Minutes

Posted June 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM
Minutes of our June 16, 2009 meeting are now available for download.

Reminder: NRC Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Posted June 13, 2009 at 2:09 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Brandermill Woods

Come learn what a +$100 million investment in a multi-sport Olympic training site could mean to Brandermill. Dr. Stephen Burton, CEO and Chairman of SportsQuest, says that it will "provide a place that people can play sports for fun, fitness or chase Olympic dreams." Not only will the facility provide sports activities for Brandermill residents but it will also spark economic growth for the County with the addition of 500 new jobs.

SportsQuest will be located at the corner of Powhite Parkway and Route 288. Projected opening of Phase I is first quarter of 2010. The site is in the Waterford Business Center and once fully built will encompass approximately 250 acres.

Mark your calendar and come hear Dr. Burton speak about this addition to Brandermill!

SportsQuest is coming!

Posted June 9, 2009 at 2:05 PM
50 acres in Brandermill, 250 acres total
$100 million plus investment
500 new jobs
SportsQuest is locating a multi-sport Olympic training site at the corner of Powhite Parkway and Route 288 in Chesterfield County. Total estimated investment for the entire multiplex exceeds $100 million, and the project will eventually employ over 500 employees. Projected opening of Phase I is first quarter of 2010. The site is in the Waterford Business Center and once fully built will encompass approximately 250 acres.

Stephen Burton, Ph.D., CEO and Chairman of SportsQuest, said, "The multiplex will provide a place that people can play sports for fun, fitness or to chase Olympic dreams."

"The multiplex will offer three tracks for all of our sports programming, including: recreational participation, competitive youth development, or high performance athletic pursuit," Burton added.

The multiplex will be capable of hosting national championships, world championships, and Olympic trials in most of the sports. The project will also include a cutting edge sports medicine and sports science facility to serve both the athletes at the training center and the local community.

The project will be developed as three phases. Phase I will include: an aquatics center, ice skating rink, sports medicine clinic, fitness center, and family entertainment center. Phase II is scheduled to include a hotel, a retail plaza, and a 6,000-seat arena for sports and special events. Phase III plans include an indoor/outdoor tennis club and a multi-sport field house.
Source: Chesterfield Business Resources

Come join us at this NRC meeting and learn more about this exciting investment in Brandermill!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Brandermill Woods

Master Plan Feedback Requested

Posted June 4, 2009 at 2:04 PM
Neighborhood reps are reminded to please complete the short questionnaire about additional NRC responsibilities proposed by Chapter 7 of the Master Plan. We'd like to get all responses by Saturday, June 6. If you need another copy of the questionnaire, please contact Mamie McNeal. The original questionnaire was included in an e-mail sent to all NRC reps on May 29, 2009. If you've already completed the questionnaire, we thank you!

Congratulations to Four Brandermill Residents

Posted June 4, 2009 at 2:03 PM
Four Brandermill residents have been selected to serve on Chesterfield County's Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. Congratulations, Keith McGinniss, Norma Szakal, John Hughes and Andrea Epps!