Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Spotsylvania Planning Commission endorses large development
The Spotsylvania County Planning Commission voted in favor of a 1,060-home development at its meeting Wednesday night.
The proposed Heritage Woods development, on 378 acres off U.S. 1 near the Cosner’s Corner shopping center, is envisioned to have 725 detached homes, 147 townhouses and 188 apartments. Click here for a previous story and map of the planned development.
Commission members voted 4-1 to endorse the proposal, with Cristine Lynch casting the dissenting vote. Members Mary Lee Carter and Richard Sorrell were absent.
The Planning Commission’s vote is just a recommendation. The Board of Supervisors will have the final say on Heritage Woods.
Arizona-based Walton International Group is asking that the property be rezoned from rural and commercial to “planned development housing.”
Walton is a real estate investment firm, not a builder. If Heritage Woods is approved by supervisors, the company will develop the land to sell to builders.
The firm owns a total of about 2,150 acres in the Fredericksburg area.