Summit Pointe is Coming to Chesapeake

Drivers on Interstate 64 can see the tall building under construction in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake. You can’t miss it. It’s the tallest tower in town.

 

Scheduled for completion this summer, the 12-story, 320,000-square-foot glass structure will provide office space for Dollar Tree and includes an adjacent public parking facility large enough to accommodate 1,500 cars. Landing this kind of project is considered a major coup, not only for the City of Chesapeake but for the Commonwealth itself: Virginia had to compete for the business with North Carolina where a Dollar Tree campus already exists.

More to follow

The new 69-acre campus on Volvo Parkway is called Summit Pointe. In addition to the office tower, there will eventually be over 100,000 square feet for the development of retail establishments and restaurants, a boutique hotel, another 100,000 square feet of office space and 600 living units. The expanded construction, estimated to cost $300 million, will be done in phases, the first of which will get under way later this year.

Infrastructure improvements

Funds provided by the City of Chesapeake will be spent to improve infrastructure not only for Dollar Tree but for Greenbrier itself. Improvements will include the widening of Volvo Parkway, new traffic signals for both Volvo and Crossways Boulevard and streetscape features for Summit Pointe. City officials believe the new mixed-use development where people can live, work and enjoy leisure time will allow the area to compete favorably with Town Center and downtown Norfolk.