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What did Silver agree to do?

OK, Larry, I  pulled the proffers for the Cosner East rezoning and I will post exactly what it says. How’s that for public service, sir?

 

TRANSPORTATION

1. The Applicant agrees to, subject VDOT, County, and Federal Highway approval, construct a bridge across Interstate 95 to facilitate the extension of the Spotsylvania Parkway from its current location in Cosner’s Comer through the Property. The Applicant agrees to permit, manage, and construct the improvements, including all erosion control, utility relocations, drainage, signal modifications, maintenance of traffic, curb, striping, signage, soft costs such as materials testing, right-of-way acquisition to include all legal fees and court costs, surveying, stakeout and engineering. The Applicant shall prepare and submit lOO% construction plans for these improvements to the County and VDOT for review within 8 months of zoning approval. It is the intent of the Applicant to have this bridge complete prior to the opening of the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, however should delays arise due to unforeseen circumstances, nothing shall prevent the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center from receiving an occupancy permit.

2. The Applicant agrees to extend the Spotsylvania Parkway through the Property to connect with the proposed Hospital Boulevard as shown as shown on the Generalized Development Plan prepared by Fairbanks and Franklin. The Applicant agrees to permit, manage, and construct the improvements, including all erosion control, utility relocations, drainage, signal modifications, maintenance of traffic, curb, striping, signage, soft costs such as materials testing, right-of-way acquisition to include all legal fees and court costs, surveying, stakeout and engineering. The Applicant shall prepare and submit I00% construction plans for these improvements to the County and VDOT for review within 8 months of zoning approval. That portion of Spotsylvania Parkway beginning at its intersection with Hospital Boulevard and culminating at the main entrance to the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center shall be complete prior to the issuance of any occupancy permits on the property.

3. The Applicant agrees to construct the proposed Hospital Boulevard including its connection with Route 17 (Mills Drive), as shown on the Generalized Development Plan prepared by Fairbanks and Franklin. The Applicant agrees to permit, manage, and construct the improvements, including all erosion control, utility relocations, drainage, signal modifications, maintenance of traffic, curb, striping, signage, soft costs such as materials testing, right-ofway acquisition to include all legal fees and court costs, surveying, stakeout and engineering. The Applicant shall prepare 100% construction plans for these improvements to the County and VDOT for review within 8 months of zoning approval. That portion of Hospital Boulevard beginning at its intersection with Route 17 and culminating at its intersection with

Spotsylvania Parkway shall be complete prior to the issuance of anyı occupancy permits on the property

4.Two bus stops shall be constructed within each primary land pod within the Property. The Bus/Transit stops shall consist of a bench and shelter centrally located along the primary internal travelway. The BuslTransit stops shall be connected by walkway s to uses throughout the Property. The ultimate location and design of bus/transit stops will be determined through discussions with local transit authorities.

5.The Applicant agrees to provide one bike rack per land pod to encourage the useofmulti-modal transportation.

6.The Applicant agrees to realign Overview Drive. The section of Overview Drive lying between Germanna Point Parkway and Northeast Drive, shall be abandoned. The Applicant agrees to permit, manage, and construct the improvements, including all erosion control, utility relocations, drainage, signal modifications, maintenance of traffic, curb, striping, signage, soft costs such as materials testing, right-of-way acquisition to include all legal fees and court costs, surveying, stakeout and engineering. The Applicant shall prepare 100% construction plans for these improvements to the County and VDOT for review within 8 months of zoning approval.

7.The Applicant agrees to construct improvements on Route 17 to include appropriate turn-lanes onto and from Hospital Boulevard necessary to maintain an adequate overall level of service (LOS D) for the intersection of Route 17 and Hospital Boulevard through the buildout horizon consistent with the traffic impact analysis. The Applicant also agrees to work with County staff on finding a solution for the widening of Route 17 to 4 lanes from 1-95 to Old Dominion Drive.

8.The Applicant shall dedicate the Right of Way necessary for any public street serving a land pod prior to an occupancy permit being issued for any buildings within that land pod.

9.Should the County agree to make application to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for a break in limited access right of way along Route 17 at its proposed connection with Hospital Boulevard and on Interstate 95 at the proposed crossing of the Spotsylvania Parkway, the Applicant agrees to reimburse the County for the costs associated with the submission and review ofthe application. Said reimbursement shall take place within 30 days of the County’s written request for payment. 

SO, I thought it was obvious in the story that Silver agreed to pay for these improvements (hospital is paying 34 percent) and there is no mention of a service tax district. I didn’t mention the agreement because I thought it seemed clear that Silver was going to pay for most of these improvements by borrowing the money itself or paying pure cash-however developers pay for things like this. Now, the county is going to move toward creating its third tax district on land we believe right now to be only owned by Silver. Hope this helped. 

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  • lgross

    Looks pretty straight-forward , eh?

    it appears to me that the original plan was for
    Silver to pay it’s share along with the hospital
    paying it’s share.

    And now.. Silver’s share won’t be paid by Silver
    but instead by the folks who buy/build in the
    newly-created service district?

    I’m sure I got this wrong but it appears that
    Silver was excused from paying their share.

    where did I get it wrong?

  • dantelvock

    You got it wrong when you used it’s instead of its :)

    Other than that, I have no opinion :)

  • lgross

    I’m a service Brat and when I changed schools, I
    missed that part of grammar and to this day …
    my grammar SUCKS!

    ;-)

  • marimbax

    Dan, do you know if there was a contract between the county and Silver , the bridge/ road in exchange for the rezoning? If so, why doesn’t the county just sue Silver for breach of contract?? I don’t feel like Silver should be able to just strong arm future tenants into paying more taxes just because it doesn’t want to pay for the road now.

  • dantelvock

    Marimbax, I believe this story might answer a lot of your questions.

    http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/032009/03032009/448909