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York County Board of Supervisors to meet over fate of Fenton Mill

A master plan for the Fenton Mill community. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Landscape Architecture Land Planning)

YORK COUNTY — The York County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, March 16 to discuss the future of Fenton Mill.

The discussion centers around rezoning the Fenton Mill section of York County to become a “Master-Planned community.” The project will consist of various housing types that include single family homes, townhomes and active adult (age-restricted) housing.

The community held its first informational open house on June 23, 2020.

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Fenton Mill Associates, LLC previously submitted a rezoning application for a new residential community that would include 836 homes off Fenton Mill Road near Interstate 64 between Newman and Barlow roads.

Due to much opposition from Preserve Fenton Mill, a group dedicated to preventing the overdevelopment of York County, the public hearing to vote on the rezoning application was postponed until further notice.

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According to the memorandum from the county administrator from Mar. 4, the Fenton Mill community would consist of 495 single-family homes, 104 townhouses, with no more than 599 units.

Other community amenities would include an extensive trail network, parks with gathering areas and playgrounds for different age groups, picnic shelters, community gardens, a dog park, a U8 youth soccer field, and multiple clubhouses.

The board meeting is scheduled for March 16 at 6 p.m. with the public hearing portion occurring at 7 p.m.

A large turnout is expected. Parking is available at York Hall, located at 301 Main Street in Yorktown, the York County Administration Center, located at 224 Ballard St. and the Riverwalk Landing parking deck, located at 330 Water Street.

For more information about the board meeting and guidelines, click here.

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