RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A new real estate development plan in Caroline County is one step closer to becoming reality.
The Board of Supervisors approved a new community that could double the population of the county over the next 20 years.
It's a project that's still years away from happening, but the green light from the County Board of Supervisors helps this massive development move into its next phase.
It's called the Carmel Church Station, and it will sit just off I-95 from the North Anna River to Route 207.
The plan is to build more than 8,000 homes to rent or own and 3 million square feet of retail and commercial space. The board calls this Caroline County's Innsbrook - in reference to the Henrico County office park.
The community is set to be anchored by a yet-to-be approved train station, on the Richmond-to-Washington CSX rail line.
Developers hope the station would attract folks who would use the rail to commute to jobs in the DC area.
The project would take 18 to 25 years to develop.