Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Landmark Village Rezoning Proposal Withdrawn

(WYDaily file)

WILLIAMSBURG — After almost two years of negotiations, Cale Development has withdrawn its proposal to rezone 180 Strawberry Plains to accommodate high-density housing for the Landmark Village townhome development.

A request to rezone the property for 112 townhouses, with an upward potential of 187, was previously delayed in March after the applicant’s lawyer requested that a public hearing be tabled as it worked to respond to community comments.

The city confirmed the Landmark Village proposal had been withdrawn in an email to WYDaily on Friday, May 3. No public statement has been made regarding why the project was pulled.

According to plans, 15 of the townhomes would have been designated as affordable housing.

Many in the community had voiced opposition to the project since it had been announced. Members of the Citizens for Responsible & Sustainable Development group, for example, raised concerns regarding the development as it was in a “congested” area as well as abutting the “environmentally sensitive” College Woods and Berkeley Middle School properties.

The next city council meeting will be on May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Stryker Center. 

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