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Planning Commission approves reduced proffers for 127-home development

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors may hold a public hearing next month on reducing cash proffers for a planned 127-home development off U.S. 1 near Kingswood.

The county can schedule a public hearing on Feb. 14 at the earliest, but no date has been set, a county spokeswoman said.

Marion Hicks, who owns the land for Summerfield, initially agreed to pay $3.5 million to offset the costs that new residents would bring to schools, emergency services and roads.

He’s now asking that the county cut those proffers by about $2 million.

The Planning Commission last night recommended approval of that reduction for the second time since October. Member Cliff Vaughan cast the lone dissenting vote.

The commission also voted last night to recommend that the county rezone 19.4 acres in the Lee’s Hill Commercial Center for a proposed development with 100 townhouses called  Lakeside.

Supervisors were scheduled to have public hearings on Summerfield and Lakeside in December. But they sent the proposals back to the Planning Commission after discovering some required paperwork was missing.

Four new supervisors took office this month.

Click here and here for previous stories on the developments.