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Shelton Knolls would add 94 homes off Shelton Shop Road in Stafford

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Stafford County may see another 94 homes built in the next few years off Shelton Shop Road.

The Board of Supervisors is considering a new development called Shelton Knolls. Decisions on a rezoning and related permit were deferred Tuesday.

The 47-acre project site is located just north of the previously approved Shelton Woods subdivision. That 95-home development was OK’d in March and located at the corner of Courthouse and Shelton Shop roads; 68 acres were rezoned from agricultural to residential.

Both Shelton developments would feature high-end homes in the $400,000s to mid-$500,000s.

“These types of rooftops do pay for themselves,” said Charlie Payne, the attorney representing applicant Joseph Francone of L&F Courthouse LLC.

Homeowners would likely have plenty of disposable income that could fuel more commercial growth in the area, Payne said.

Shelton Knolls could be part of the growing Courthouse Road corridor. Two other communities currently under construction west of Interstate 95 are the 1,800-home Embrey Mill development and the 538-home Colonial Forge subdivision.

The Shelton Knolls project could be voted on next month.

The developer has proffered a total of $3.1 million of in-kind and monetary contributions that would offset impacts of the new development to the county. For each house, the developer would pay about $32,900, which is less than the county’s current proffer guideline of $46,900. The Planning Commission is currently reviewing these guidelines.

Katie Thisdell: 540/735-1975

kthisdell@freelancestar.com

 

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