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James City County's Community Services offices are moving

Date: June 21, 2005
Contact: Ruth Richey, Communications Specialist

Phone: (757) 243-6864


Neighborhood Connections, the Office of Housing and Community Development, Recreation and Youth Services are among the Community Services offices that are relocating to Ironbound Village offices off Ironbound Road this week. Approximately 60 employees will move into the three buildings that the County purchased last summer to ease the space shortage at the Human Services Center and eliminate the need for leased space at 5248 Olde Towne Road.


"Ironbound is a model of a neighborhood working to revitalize itself. It has done a lot of work to restore itself to its former glory days as a quaint neighborhood," said Berkeley Supervisor Jay T. Harrison Sr. "The accessibility to such a department as Community Services contributes directly to the neighborhood's move toward stability and self-sufficiency."


"As the needs of the community have grown, we have simply outgrown the Human Services Center where most of our human services operations have been housed for the past two decades," said Community Services Acting Manager Doug Powell. "The County had planned to construct a new office building, but after careful analysis, determined that purchasing the existing office buildings in Ironbound Village was more cost effective. We are looking forward to moving into the new buildings and becoming part of the Ironbound Village neighborhood."


New addresses and phone numbers include:


  • Office of Community Services, 259-5400, 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 2A
  • Williamsburg Area Transport Administration, 259-4114, 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 2A
  • Purchase of Development Rights, 259-5454, 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 2A
  • Office of Housing and Community Development, 259-5340, 5320 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A
  • Neighborhood Connections, 259-5422, 5340 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A
  • South Services, 259-5370, 5340 Palmer Lane, Suite 2B (mail should be sent to Suite 2A)
  • Division of Parks and Recreation (Recreation Services), 259-3200, 5340 Palmer Lane, Suite 1B (mail goes to 5300 Palmer Lane, Suite 1A)
  • Family Mediation, 259-5371, 5340 Palmer Lane, Suite 2B


Ironbound Village is a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing. HUD recently approved a $5.1 million grant in the Ironbound Square community to construct a 67-unit apartment building that will provide supportive housing for lower income citizens.



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