Sunday, July 3, 2022

Get ready Williamsburg: Another retirement community might be coming to town

New retirement community proposed to Williamsburg's Planning Commission for approval. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Cameron General Contractors)
New retirement community proposed to Williamsburg’s Planning Commission for approval. (WYDaily/ Screenshot courtesy of Cameron General Contractors)

Besides pancake houses and hotels, the Historic Triangle also has plenty of senior housing.

So what’s one more retirement community?

Cameron General Contractors Inc. submitted an application to the city’s Planning Commission for a new retirement community.

The proposed development, Virginia Greens Retirement Community, would be three stories and have 130 units and a total 182,000 square feet, according to the memo sent to the planning commission.

The property on 4301 Battery Blvd. is also down the street from Aura at QuarterPath, an apartment complex and Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg and borders the city of Williamsburg and James City County off Route 199.

The applicant plans to buy 14.62 acres of vacant land from Quarterpath Williamsburg LLC for the proposed project.

WYDaily asked Heather Markle, zoning administrator for the city of Williamsburg, if the planning commission decided to postpone the public hearing or approval hearing for this project, something the York County Planning Commission decided to do for the Fenton Mill project recently.

“There is not a public hearing for this development as the use is permitted by right and they have met all city requirements for the zoning district,” she wrote in an email Monday.

She said Kevin Cox, project engineer for Richmond-based Bowman Consulting, is the developer for the project.

The applicant is not submitting a rezoning application and is asking for approval of the project. The land is currently zoned for Economic Development District.

The Planning Commission votes on the Virginia Greens Retirement Community on Wednesday.

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Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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