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Construction on new Chesterfield apartments to begin in July

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Rashanda Payne thought she would never see this section of Midlothian filled with shoppers again.

Fast forward almost 3 years later, the same area now under the moniker "Stonebridge " is making an aggressive retail comeback.

"Cloverleaf Mall was very popular at one time, and then I guess Chesterfield Mall, so I guess it just kind of died. So its good to see this area growing back up especially if you are from this area," Payne said .

The addition of anchor store Kroger and a surge of other shops, Stonebridge is becoming more than just a shopping center. It will soon be home to hundreds when the new "Element at Stonebridge Apartments opens its doors.

"The majority of them are going to be studios ones and two bedrooms apartments so it will add to that area a little, I think that it is necessary for the revitalization of it," Stephanie Drake said.

While it could potentially mean more traffic for this close knit area here at Stonebridge, businesses are welcoming their new neighbors with opening arms.

"I'm excited, I can't wait. We are steadily growing so the more businesses and people that they put over here the better that everybody will do so I'm really excited," Rashanda Payne said.

Bidding on the construction project is expected to be wrapped up in a month. Developers say construction on the complex should begin in 60 days.

"There is already a great reception with the new shopping center that is there which is where this community is going to be built so the excitement is building and I think it will be well received," Drake said.

The Element at Stonebridge Apartments is expected to be ready for move-in by the end of 2015.

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