Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
More Lake Anna Growth?
The Board of Supervisors tomorrow night will discuss allowing subdivisions in the Lake Anna area.
You can read the staff report here, which provides options the supervisors can pick. According to the staff report, This topic was last explored in 2007. An ordinance amendment was initiated to allow subdivision in rural agricultural zoning with a density of one unit per 5 acres, a 10 lot cap, and a minimum lot size of 5 acres in conventional subdivisions and 2 acres in cluster subdivisions. Public hearings were held and the ordinance amendment was denied.
In summary, the citizens that spoke were concerned about the impact of additional development on the lake and felt that Resort Residential zoning was present to serve the need for subdivision and that Resort Agricultural zoning was intended more for agriculture uses.
Then, not too long after this, Supervisor Emmitt Marshall proposed a plan that partially refused a downzoning he supported years ago. He was able to pass a plan that allowed 3-acre divisions of land in rural Spotsylvania County, instead of 10 and 5 acre zoning. Landowners are limited in the number of divisions they can do and to date more than 20 divisions have been approved.