After months of debate and controversy, it appears that plans for a water park in Chesterfield County are closer to moving forward. Chesterfield’s planning commission approved the project at Tuesday night’s meeting. The extravagant plan for the new water park would feature an artificial lake, boardwalk with restaurants and retail and almost 800 homes.
The $35 million Waterford Park Project would occupy a more than 105-acre site at the corner of Genito Road and Genito Place near Route 288 in Chesterfield. The proposal has caused much controversy for people living in this area – specifically when it comes to noise and traffic. County staff was recommending that the commission should deny the project, but the commission went ahead and approved it anyways. Now it’s up to the Board of Supervisors to officially approve the project.
If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2018. Originally, the opening date was set for spring of this year.