Thursday, December 1, 2022

What’s under construction on Bypass Road?

A site plan for Caliber Collision shows a rendering for the outside of the building, at 317 Bypass Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)
A site plan for Caliber Collision shows a rendering for the outside of the building, at 317 Bypass Road. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York County)

Those who travel on Bypass Road in Williamsburg may have noticed some recent construction underway.

And there’s going to be more soon.

Construction on an auto body paint and repair shop called Caliber Collision has begun, bringing a six-bay repair shop with two painting booths to 317 Bypass Road, said Sam Daniel, senior planner for York County.

“There will be parking up front and then storage in the back where they’ll store cars waiting to be painted or needing parts or things like that,” Daniel said.

The York County Board of Supervisors approved the project’s special use permit in July 2018.

The 18,869-square-foot facility is next to the site of Sam’s Xpress car wash, which is also in the process of getting all its permits for construction. Daniel said the developer hopes to file all the necessary paperwork and schedule a preconstruction meeting with the county within the next two to three weeks.

Sam’s Xpress was approved by the Board of Supervisors in May 2018, but any project with a special use permit needs to submit the site plan for review by the planning department.

After the site plan is approved, planners will write an approval letter. At that point, the developer files various paperwork to get a review from the stormwater division, then a land disturbing activity permit and preconstruction meeting, Daniel said.

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The two projects are by two different developers but will share utilities and a driveway, Daniel said.

“They’re tied to Sam’s Xpress because access has to come through their property,” he added.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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