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January 19, 2017
In the News
Chesterfield Planning Commission Endorses Water Park

Nine Companies Graduate from State Export Program

Hopewell Considers $25M Housing Proposal 
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Governor Announces New Solar Project in Sussex County

Brian Coy | Governor's Office | Full Article 

Governor McAuliffe today announced the permit for a new solar facility to be built in Sussex County. The project, under development by Sappony Solar, will use traditional photovoltaic solar modules to produce 20 megawatts (MW) of renewably generated electricity, enough to power an estimated 3,500 homes.

Once complete, the project is anticipated to avoid the release of 45,661,216 pounds of CO2, 34,258 pounds of NOX, and 53,834 pounds annually. Sappony Solar LCC is a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Richmond-based Dominion Resources.  
New Restaurant Market Set for Old Towne Petersburg

By J. Elias O'Neal |
Richmond Biz-Sense |
Full Article  

A nearly $2 million overhaul is bringing a downtown Petersburg landmark back to life as a restaurant and farmers market.

A group led by local developer Tom Wilkinson and Richmond restaurateur Frits Huntjens later this month will open the aptly named Farmers Market Restaurant & Bar at 9 E. Old St. in the historic Farmers Market building in the city's Old Towne district.