Tuesday, November 28, 2023

81 homes proposed for new Ford’s Colony development ‘The Parke’

The proposed 81 new homes will be built off Centerville Road, adjacent to other residential subdivisions. (Courtesy Google Maps)

James City County’s Planning Commission will be reviewing a proposal for the construction of 81 homes in Ford’s Colony next month.

The proposed development is known as “The Parke at Ford’s Colony,” and if passed the 81 homes will sit on a 45-acre parcel at 3400 and 3401 Westport adjacent to the Westport subdivision, according to Planning Commission meeting documents.

The proposal would bring the total number of residential units in Ford’s Colony from 3,846 to 3,927. The average price for the new homes at The Parke is set at $525,000, the documents state. 

The Planning Commission will be reviewing the proposal at their Nov. 1 meeting at 7 p.m.  The land is currently zoned A-1 Agricultural, but the proposal calls for the land to be rezoned R-4 Residential Planning Community.

The R-4 planning district is designed to permit “large, cluster-type communities” that will preserve natural resources and scenery, and allow for recreational facilities by maintaining open space.  R-4 neighborhoods must adhere to an overall master plan.

County planning staff has already reviewed the proposal and recommended the Planning Commission vote in favor of it. After next month’s Planning Commission meeting, the proposal will be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors for final determination.

The applicants are Nathalie Croft of Eagle of Construction of Virginia, LLC, and Mark Matthews of the Ford’s Colony Homeowners Association. The land is currently owned by Parke at Westport, LLC and the Homeowners Association.

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