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Chesterfield officials discuss plans for Hull Street

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Hull Street is an area that's seen some wear and tear, but now Chesterfield County and Richmond are reinvesting in it.

Chesterfield County officials already made a big commitment to reinvest in some of the older areas of the county as part of their long-term plan.  They also want to work on making sure services are equal across the county.

Along Hull Street, the Hull Street revitalization team sees the area near the Bryant and Stratton College as a great opportunity to develop an education mecca."

"A campus feel where while you wait, you do have activities between classes. Also maybe some services for students to get a few things done between classes before they will usually travel offsite back home, " said Latisha Jenkins, Revitalization Manager for Chesterfield County.  

Project leaders also want to develop some senior housing, with easy walking options to basic conveniences. Travel down 360, and near Turner Road are plans to develop a multi-cultural center with different ethnic restaurants and a farmer's market.

A little bit further down the road, at the Chippenham interchange, leaders hope to make traveling a little bit safer in an area that has been dangerous, even fatal, in the past.

"If you travel this area you'll see, there are little dirt tracks where people pick their way alongside there where people pick their way along regulated crosswalks, " said James Hill, Principle Planner with Richmond's Department of Planning and Development. "The very first thing the implementation of the highway project would do would make it much safer for bicyclists and pedestrians." 

Here's a look at the more extensive plan on the website for the organization: http://hullstreet360.com/meetings-and-events/

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