Farm-centric development in Hanover adds a builder

An area homebuilder behind a new residential development that blends farming with suburban living has enlisted the help of a local peer to help get the project going.

StyleCraft Homes has joined fellow Henrico County-based builder Cornerstone Homes on its Chickahominy Falls project, a 180-acre, 400-home “agri-community” that Cornerstone is developing in Hanover County through its land acquisition and development arm, The Crescent Group.

“It’s a unique product as far as the way the development is put together around a working farm,” Kuhn said. “We do a lot of 55-plus communities ourselves, and the amenities are going to be very attractive to the buyer that will be looking to buy here.”





Construction on those sections is slated to start next summer, with sales beginning in May and the first homes completed by September.

Bode said site work began in October, about a year later than Glover projected when the project received zoning approval from the county. Glover has said subsequent permitting reviews and approvals have taken longer than anticipated, due in part to the development being the first of its kind in the Richmond area.

Anchored by a staffed, working farm that residents would support – a concept called “community-supported agriculture” – Chickahominy Falls will include 300 new, maintenance-free homes targeted to 55-and-up homebuyers, with an additional 30 homes marketed to millennials and younger families.

In addition to the farm and orchard, amenities will include a multipurpose building called The Barn, which Bode said will serve as a temporary sales center in addition to hosting community gatherings. Designed to be an educational facility, it will include a conference area and workshop, industrial-sized kitchen, canning facilities and outdoor dining spaces.

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