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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Spotsylvania supervisors approve subdivision with 100 townhouses

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night approved a developer’s request to rezone 19.4 acres in the Lee’s Hill Commercial Center for 100 townhomes.

The measure passed 4-3, with supervisors David Ross, Benjamin Pitts and Ann Heidig casting the dissenting votes.

Hazel Land Cos. asked the county to rezone the land near the former Gallahan’s Furniture Building—now owned by Rappahannock Goodwill Industries—from commercial to residential classification to enable it to develop a townhouse subdivision called Lakeside.

Hazel has agreed to pay the county about $1 million in proffers.

Spotsylvania’s Board of Supervisors rejected a similar request in May in part due to a stated desire to preserve the land for commercial use.