Schell Brothers got its start building communities at the Delaware shore. In 2016, it moved into the Richmond, Va. market. Now it is eyeing a big expansion. Richmond BizSense reports:

Schell Brothers is eyeing nearly 218 acres off Winterpock Road in Chesterfield County for a development totaling 537 homes, consisting of single-family homes and a 288-unit apartment complex.

The Delaware-based builder, which expanded to Richmond in 2016, is seeking county approval to re-zone the land from agricultural to residential use to accommodate the project, which division President Shane Burnette said would be the company’s first crack at its own community in Richmond.

“Our thinking is that this is the first true Schell community” in Richmond, Burnette said. “Whereas a lot of neighborhoods that we’re in we have our own section or we’re mixed in with maybe one or two other builders, this would give us the chance to have our own community.”

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