Thursday, September 28, 2023

Look out York County: More townhomes, apartments may be coming soon

Kelton Station in the Lightfoot area of York County might get a new housing development. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Bolt PR)

Stanley Martin Homes plans to build townhomes and apartments in the Kelton Station neighborhood of York County.

The Reston-based company is known for their open floor plans, curb appeal and affordability.

“According to the York County Demographic Profile and Projections Report, York County’s population is expected to grow by more than 33 percent by 2030 – an increase of more than 22,000 people,” according to the company’s news release. “Despite projected population growth, market studies show active housing inventory sitting at a level lower than previous years, highlighting that new construction is needed to prevent a housing shortage in the next few years.”

The new development, called Kelton Station, will have 32 townhomes, 204 apartments and span 20,000 square feet with commercial and retail space.

Stanley Martin Homes is developing the townhomes; the apartments will be developed by Denstock LLC.

The property is located at 208 Lightfoot Road adjacent to Old Mooretown Road and near the Lightfoot Marketplace.

Sarah Cronin, spokeswoman for Bolt PR, a public relations agency which represents Stanley Martin Homes, wrote in an email they do not have retail or commercial tenants at this time and are still in the process of buying the property and getting permits.

“Closing is in about 30 days,” she added.

Construction is expected to start in mid-July and the townhome tours are planned in August, according to the news release.

Cronin said the first building is expected to be complete by January 2021 and the last buildings by the first quarter of 2022.

“The Upper York/Williamsburg area is one of the most desirable places to live on the Hampton Roads Peninsula, yet lacks the needed new housing to keep up with demand,” Hunter Taylor, area division president of Stanley Martin Homes, said in a prepared statement. “The area provides the perfect mix of historic charm, modern entertainments, great schools and welcoming community feel, and we can’t wait to show more people why Williamsburg continues to rank among the best cities to live in the U.S.!”


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
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 You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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