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Spotsy supervisors table mixed-use zoning classification

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night tabled a decision on a mixed-use zoning classification that would allow developers more flexibility in their projects.

Supervisors voted to send the proposal back to the Planning Commission for review.

The Planning Commission, which makes recommendations to supervisors, had opposed the new zoning classification at a meeting in April. Some speakers at Tuesday’s meeting told supervisors that there was some confusion among planning commissioners.

Mixed-use developments typically involve a combination of homes, commercial businesses, apartments and other uses. Though it’s possible for a developer to receive approval for such developments under the county’s current rules, the separate zoning category would make it easier and would allow developers to be more flexible in how the project evolves over time.