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Realty Ventures Group (RVG) submitted plans for a development with 799 homes, including age-restricted homes.

Active adults looking for a new community in the Richmond area should be on the lookout for new homes near Brandermill. In September, Realty Ventures Group (RVG) submitted plans for a development that would include up to 799 homes, including age-restricted homes. They also plan to rezone the property for mixed-use.

Swift Creek Station

The development would be called Swift Creek Station. RVG’s plans include several types of housing, including condo, attached, and single-family homes. Originally, the lot had been zoned solely for residential purposes, but RVG wants to add commercial amenities to the community. By rezoning, they would be able to add restaurants, a coffee shop, a pharmacy, and a gas station to the community development.

RVG feels that this mixed-use will be the best for the community. “I think we’ve got a really neat mixed-use project with different uses in there to meet the current market,” RVG Principal Herbert Fitzgerald told Richmond Biz Sense. The community plans to include a 2,500-square-foot clubhouse, and RVG also plans to preserve at least 75 acres as open space, where residents can enjoy walking trails and lawns.

Potential Home Builders

RVG is a Richmond-based realty developer. Their three current developments include Tarrington on the James, Rivergate, and Tillman Farms. Tarrington on the James is currently entering its final phase of development. Although RVG has not yet said who will build homes at Swift Creek Station, a number of builders worked on Tarrington on the James including Ryan Homes, Boone Homes, Ellington Homes, and Falcone Custom Homes.

RVG’s plans were created with HG Design Studio, a landscape architecture and civil engineering firm also based in Richmond. RVG and HG Design Studio worked together on the Terrington on the James Development. HG Design Studio has also made community development plans for the all-ages communities of Landing at Swift Creek and Magnolia Green, both located in Chesterfield County.

At Terrington on the James, Ryan Homes constructed 30 homes in an age-restricted neighborhood. The homes include first-floor master suites, luxury kitchens, hardwood floors, and gas fireplaces. Residents also don’t have to worry about exterior or lawn maintenance. Of the 799 homes planned for Swift Creek Station, 150 would be age-restricted.

A Prime Location

Currently, the area southwest of Richmond near the Swift Creek Reservoir includes seven active adult communities. Moseley, Chesterfield, and Midlothian offer a mix of large and small communities, that can be age-restricted or all-ages with new and resale homes. Residents here are outside of the hustle of the city, but they still have access to a movie theater, a mall, shopping, and restaurants. Three golf courses and outdoor recreation opportunities are also within a short drive.

If you're interested in receiving updates on this proposed community, email help@55places.com or call 866-842-3548 for more information.