Virginia Beach Developer Wants to Build Neighborhood Near Jamestown High School

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This conceptual plan submitted to the James City County Planning Division shows a proposed layout and depiction of Tyler Landing.
This conceptual plan submitted to the James City County Planning Division shows a proposed layout and depiction of Tyler Landing.

Virginia Beach Developer Allen Loree Homes has submitted a conceptual plan to build 50 condominium units on 20.35 acres of undeveloped land off John Tyler Highway.

The neighborhood, which would be located at 3970 John Tyler Highway, would be called Tyler Landing. Were the development to be built, the land would first need to be rezoned from rural residential to a zoning that would allow for greater density development.

In all, the developer seeks 50 standalone condominium units connected by sidewalks and trails. The condos would range from three to five bedrooms and from 1,450 square feet to 2,105 square feet. The neighborhood would also feature gardens, a pavilion, a community fire pit and a pet park.

A description of the proposed neighborhood submitted to the James City County Planning Division describes it as an ideal place for young professionals or empty-nesters who may not have been previously able to afford a home in the area.

The description says the neighborhood would be “low impact” on the wooded tract where it would be built. The condos would use less than 35 percent of the site to “keep it natural.”

The neighborhood would be located across the street from Williamsburg Community Chapel, near Jamestown High School and St. George’s Hundred.

The proposal still has a lengthy journey before any work can begin. Several county offices must approve the plan, and the developer must submit a formal application for the rezoning. Afterward, the James City County Planning Commission will review the application and host a public hearing. The commission will issue a recommendation to the board of supervisors, which will host a public hearing for the application before issuing a final opinion.

Correction 6/8: The developer has submitted a conceptual plan for the project that explores the possibility of a rezoning.