RICHMOND, Va.Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commonwealth Commercial Partners is pleased to announce the award of brokerage services for Watkins Centre, a 285± acre tract slated for mixed-use development opportunities, located on Route 60, directly southwest of its intersection with Route 288. The property will be represented by a team of brokers to include: Bill BarnettJoe BuhrmanJamie GalantiChris JenkinsMichael MorrisNate Krey, and Eliza Izard.

Owned by Watkins Land, LLC, this tract is an integral part of the larger 786-acre Watkins Centre development, which includes Westchester Commons, across Route 60 from the property, and Bon Secours, PIEtech and The Pearl at Watkins Centre which are directly adjacent to the property. The tract is zoned for a mix of office space, light industrial, medical clinic, a maximum of 450 multi-family residential units, community/neighborhood business uses, and recreational amenities. The intent is to allow the market to create a true mixed-use development, with an appropriate mix of residential, retail and office.

Bill Barnett, Senior Vice President and Partner of Commonwealth Commercial, remarked, “The Watkins Centre community is destined to be the strategic Downtown of Midlothian.  Chesterfield County has just expanded permitted uses to include multifamily, retail/entertainment, hospitality and office in a walkable setting. This presents an exciting opportunity for businesses that may not have considered this area before now. Chesterfield County as a whole will benefit for decades to come.”

Watkins Land is particularly enthusiastic about the relationship with Commonwealth Commercial and their goal of a coordinated plan of development for the balance of Watkins Centre,” commented John Watkins, manager for Watkins Land LLC, which owns Watkins Centre.  “They have a team of professionals that bring experience in all facets of industrial, commercial, retail and entertainment development. This, coupled with the remaining land available and its superior location, makes Watkins Centre the ‘Place To Be’ in Chesterfield County, Virginia.”