Welcome to Colonial Heights' Economic Development Website! 

The independent City of Colonial Heights has a land area of 8.15 square miles and a population of 17,770 citizens.  Situated on the Appomattox River in southeastern Virginia, Colonial Heights is strategically located on Interstate 95 near the intersection of Interstate 85. Colonial Heights is easily accessible to the major markets of the East Coast, and is located just 20 miles south of Richmond and 120 miles south of Washington, D.C.   

The center of “All Things Retail,” Colonial Heights has evolved into a key regional retail destination over the last twenty years.  Colonial Heights presents the only major retail center along Interstate 95 between Richmond and the North Carolina border, and has a retail trade area population of over 1.1 million.  The City promotes commercial development and the Colonial Heights market offers many profitable possibilities for retailers and developers.  


Contact Us

  1. Karen Epps

    Karen T. Epps

    Economic Development Director
    201 James Ave.
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834

    Ph: (804) 898-3002
    Fx: (804) 520-9207


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Dining Brochure Available Online

    Please take a look at our dining brochure for restaurants in the City of Colonial Heights. Read on...
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    Lodging Opportunities

    With the connection to Interstate 95 and 85, there are multiple lodging options in the City of Colonial Heights. Read on...
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    Southpark Mall Shopping District

    Southpark Mall and the surrounding shopping district is a vibrant retail center and easily accessible off of I-95, where over 95,000 vehicles pass through daily. Read on...
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    Dining Opportunities

    With nearly 130 food service establishments and 17,000 permanent residents, Colonial Heights has more dining opportunities per capita than any city in Virginia. Read on...