The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors opened the door for a new development in eastern Powhatan County that will create a new retail space, 22 single-family “golf villa” units and 200 apartments.
During its meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, the board voted unanimously to conditionally rezone about 50 acres of land near the intersection of Route 711 and Winterfield Road from Commercial and Residential-Utility to Village Center Planned Development District.
The applicant, Riverton Associates, plans to create a mixed-use development near the eastern county line that consists of a maximum 75,000-square-foot retail/commercial/office space, 22 single-family “golf villa” units and 200 apartments, March Altman, deputy county administrator, said.
After a lengthy discussion, the board voted unanimously to approve the conditional rezoning.
Casey Sowers, representing Riverton Associates, introduced the board to more of the specifics of the development his company is planning. The project, Winterfield Place Phase II, will be located near the existing Winterfield Place Phase I development and built on the success it has had there.
Riverton was responsible for the design and construction of the relocated Winterfield Road and the improvements and signalization of the intersection of Winterfield Road and Route 711, Sowers said.
Powhatan County adopted an updated comprehensive plan in 2010 and Riverton Associates is asking to coordinate the land use of its project with that plan, Sowers said.
The project will create the Founder’s Creek Court Extension, which will hold 22 new lots with two new open spaces acting as a transition zone between the new homes and existing homes, Sowers said. Although the new and old homes won’t look exactly alike, the group has created a harmonious architecture and design
The group actually planned an extension back in 2003, but at that time it expected to build 27 new lots, have no open green spaces and no transition between existing and new homes, he said.
The new homes will be built to existing golf villas architectural standards with a few exceptions, Sowers said. All yards and green areas that are to be maintained by association to be sodded and irrigated.
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