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James City County seeks comments on Five Forks area


Date: June 16, 2004


Contact: Matt Arcieri, JCC Planning


Phone:(757) 253-6685




County citizens, particularly those living in the Five Forks area, are invited to participate in a meeting conducted by the James City County Five Forks Area Study Committee. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School,3131 Ironbound Road. Discussion topics will include land use, transportation, and economic issues in the Five Forks area.


Five Forks is the developed area in the immediate vicinity of the intersection of John Tyler Highway (State Route 5) and Ironbound Road (State Route 615).


The County Board of Supervisors created the Five Forks Area Study Committee in June to conduct a comprehensive study of the area over the next three months and recommend principles for future development. County staff has provided an environmental assessment compliant with the Powhatan Creek Watershed Management Plan. A traffic analysis also has been completed by County staff working with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.


The Board of Supervisors will appoint committee members at their regular meeting at 7 p.m. on June 22 at the County Government Complex, 101 Mounts Bay Road in the Building F Board Room.


All interested citizens are invited to attend the Five Forks Committee's first meeting on July 7 to share their vision for the development of the area. The Committee will also hold two additional meetings to draft guiding principles and forward a recommendation to the County's Planning Commission. All meetings will be open to the public and comment will be invited at each meeting. For more information, contact Planning's Matt Arcieri at (757) 253-6685 or


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