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Cars And Solar Are One Step Closer to Landing in Chesterfield

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A Solar Farm and Data Center could be built in the former Matoaca Mega-Site.

The Commission unanimously approved used car company Carvana to build its 200,000-square-foot distribution facility near Chester. 

Resident Andre Artis says between school traffic and drivers for Amazon who cut through his neighborhood, there’s too many cars already.

“I don’t think the roads are equipped to handle that.” 

The Commission also approved a Solar Farm and Data Center on a site that has wetlands. And Torch Clean Energy wants to build a substation and two water towers. Commissioner Gib Sloan asked the utilities department if that would impact residents.

“The demands that we’re talking about with this site fall within the demand of what we have available.”

Matt Rembold with the County Utility department says that the county currently has source capacity of over 110 million gallons per day but only uses 38 million gallons. 

The public will have more opportunities to comment when both cases head to the Board of Supervisors next month.

Ian Stewart/VPM News 


Ian M. Stewart previously was the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.
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