Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at email@example.com or at 540/735-1975.
What to expect at Tuesday’s board meeting
Tuesday looks to be a long day for Stafford government business. Here’s the agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting. A few items to note:
- Three committees meet before the full board convenes at 3 p.m.–the Community & Economic Development committee meets at noon, followed at 1:30 by the Finance, Audit & Budget committee and then the Legislative committee.
- Supervisor Paul Milde wants to request archaeological studies in areas adjacent to the Indian Point development, after Atlantic Builders declined to allow a study on its 6-acre property where home construction has begun.
- Lots of transportation issues will be discussed — the quarterly VDOT report, the Spotsylvania bypass (a pitch was made to the board in August) and the Rappahannock River Crossing.
- At 6:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet in the ABC Conference room to discuss a name for the western part of Rocky Run Road, which will be disconnected from the longer half because of flooding for the new reservoir off U.S. 17. Members hoped to make a decision quickly. Read more about the names under consideration here.
- Then at 7 p.m., the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will sit at the dais together to hear a revised plan from Silver Cos. for the stalled Celebrate Virginia North development. Read more in this article.
Other public hearings Tuesday include:
- A rezoningfor Abberly at South Campus, a mixed-use development with 288 apartments near Stafford Hospital. This is the first Urban Development zoning request;
- a permit to allow a drive-through at a CVS on Garrisonville Road;
- a proffer amendment to the recently showcased Embrey Mill development to change age-restricted housing to standard market-rate apartments in a commercial area;
- a rezoning for a Walgreens with a drive-through on U.S. 17;
- and an amendment to the transportation impact fees.