CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Officials in Virginia’s Chesterfield County are eyeing a new local development as the potential home for an ice tournament facility.
As reported by local TV station NBC 12, the development is Spring Rock Green, located just off the Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway. The county recently closed an agreement to buy the 42-acre property for $16 million.
In addition to the proposed ice tournament facility, it will include 1000 multi-family units, 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and two office buildings.
Matt McLaren, senior project manager for the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority, told NBC 12 it is projected the facility will have two NHL-sized rinks to accommodate youth hockey tournaments, figure skating programs, and other events.
However, McLaren noted the project is still in the early stages and they are finalizing an operator to manage the facility.
As reported, he called it an opportunity to “reinvigorate this part of Chesterfield County.”
Before moving forward, the property will need to undergo zoning changes and the county is looking to help businesses currently located in a shopping center on the property to find new spaces.
NBC 12’s article states construction is expected to begin next summer, and county officials hope the venue to open by fall of 2023.