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A New Chesterfield School for a New School Year

A New Chesterfield School for a New School Year
Brittany Harlow

Take a peek at construction progress for the brand-new Beulah Elementary School in Chesterfield County, scheduled to open just in time for students this Fall.

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Making West Broad Street Safer for Pedestrians

Making West Broad Street Safer for Pedestrians

Crosswalks, audible pedestrian signals, sidewalks and curb ramps were recently completed on West Broad Street as part of a pedestrian safety improvement project. Read more »


Commercial Coffee at Symbol Apartments Scott’s Addition

Commercial Coffee at Symbol Apartments Scott’s Addition

Our June Commercial Coffee event gave us an inside look at one of Scott's Addition's newest luxury apartment complexes, Symbol.  Read more »


Coffee Break! Today’s Topic: Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements

Coffee Break! Today’s Topic: Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements

With Richmond, VA and numerous other cities adopting bicycle and pedestrian improvements to their downtowns, I sat down at the Quirk Hotel with Savannah Kappeler from Timmons Group’s Traffic & Planning team to get an expert’s perspective. Savannah is a part of our six-person team dedicated to all things traffic and planning. She’s passionate about pedestrian safety and even took the initiative to pass out bicycle lights firm wide during National Bike Month in May. Read more »


Coffee Break! Today’s Topic: Healthcare Garden Design

Coffee Break! Today’s Topic: Healthcare Garden Design

Lauren Paul is Timmons Group’s twelfth licensed landscape architect on the team who also recently obtained her Healthcare Garden Design Certificate. I sat down with Lauren for coffee this week to hear more about this recent accomplishment and how this certification will deliver value to clients. Read more »


Congestion Relief Coming to Atlee Station Road in Hanover County

Congestion Relief Coming to Atlee Station Road in Hanover County

If you have traveled along Atlee Station Road north of U.S. Route 301 in Hanover County recently, you’ve likely noticed a dramatic change in terrain across from Cool Spring Baptist Church. Read more »


Celebrating International Day of Biologic Diversity

Celebrating International Day of Biologic Diversity

The United Nations has named May 22, 2018 the International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity describes the variety of both animal and plant life found in an ecosystem or habitat. Our Environmental Technicians explain a few of the creatures they see on a regular basis out in the field and their role in the local ecosystem. Read more »


How AAA Used a Structured Approach to Expand its Retail Program

How AAA Used a Structured Approach to Expand its Retail Program

There are numerous articles about bankrupt retailers like Toys “R” Us and Nine West that are closing and laying off employees. But this story is about the opposite. It’s what we’re seeing through our Retail Development Programs. Read more »


Sewer Inspections Made Easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera

Sewer Inspections Made Easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera

Ever wonder how we inspect sewer lines in dark, confined spaces? Learn how the process is made easier with the Quickview airHD Zoom Camera! Read more »


Lunch Hour: A Conversation with our Right of Way Team

Lunch Hour: A Conversation with our Right of Way Team

Joe Sckinto, RWA and Joanne Daniel joined Timmons Group last August as our first Right of Way experts on staff. I sat down with them for lunch this week to discover and get to know what it takes to run a successful practice. Read more »


What is Arterial Preservation?

In July 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) adopted a new policy for arterial roadways that was designed to preserve and enhance the capacity and safety of critical transportation links that are not included in the Interstate Highway System. Read more »