Colonial Williamsburg Foundation seeks City approval for $40 mil museum expansion

An artist's rendering of the planned entrance to the combined Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum to be built on South Nassau Street. (Photo courtesy Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to Williamsburg’s Planning Commission for the rezoning and subsequent $40 million expansion of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, located at 301 Nassau Street. The agenda for the Planning Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting appeared on the City’s website late Friday […]

Williamsburg City Council adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

(Kim Lenz/WYDaily)

While it may be impossible to predict when a natural disaster will strike, the City of Williamsburg has placed itself in a better position to respond to such hazards. Williamsburg’s City Council adopted the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting Thursday. The plan was created in conjunction with 21 other Hampton Roads municipalities, including […]

Demolition of Williamsburg Super 8 begins

Crews used heavy equipment to begin demolishing the Super 8 Wednesday morning. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A fixture of downtown Williamsburg will soon be reduced to rubble. The demolition of the city-owned Super 8 motel began Wednesday morning, according to Economic Development Director Michele Dewitt. The Super 8, located at 1233 Richmond Road, was constructed in 1963 and purchased by the city in August.  City Council unanimously agreed to spend $3 million […]

Williamsburg EDA begins search for developer of downtown Super 8 property

The Super 8 property at 1233 Richmond Road. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

The Williamsburg Economic Development Authority is now accepting letters of interest from prospective developers of the Super 8 property on Richmond Road. The EDA held a meeting Wednesday afternoon in which members discussed a future sale of the property for the purpose of development. “The property is ideally situated within walking distance of the College […]

City of Williamsburg unveils new website

A screenshot of the City's revamped website. (Courtesy City of Williamsburg.)

The City of Williamsburg unveiled a new website Thursday afternoon. According to a press release from the city, the new site maintains the same web address as the previous website but features interactive tools, improved navigation and a cosmetic redesign. “Our website is the first impression many people have of our city,” City Manager Marvin […]