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Rural Lands Committee Holds Fourth Committee Meeting

Date: December 5, 2005
Contact: Tammy Rosario, JCC Planning

Phone: (757) 253-6685


The Rural Lands Committee (RLC) held its fourth steering committee meeting onWednesday, November 30, 2005. The RLC welcomed its newest member, Mr. George Billups. Mr. Billups, a member of the Planning Commission, was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to replaceGinny Hartmann.


At the meeting, the RLC reviewed and analyzed the feedback it received at its first public workshop; discussed strategies for the second workshop; and continued its discussion on options for rural residential development besides by-right and clustering. Renaissance Planning Group, along with its sub-consultants Paradigm Design and Herd Planning and Design, presented more in depth material on various non-cluster alternatives for residential development within the rural lands. The team of consultants explained the pros and cons of the various alternatives and described how they could be used to create a unique set of tools to direct residential development consistent with both citizens' feedback from the first public workshop and the Comprehensive Plan. The committee members were tasked with reviewing the development options discussed thus far, and rank them according to their desirability.


The RLC's next committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the James City County Library on Croaker Road. The Rural Lands Committee will hold its second public workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2006, from6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Toano Middle School. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend both meetings. Citizens can also follow the progress of the committee and offer comments through the Rural Lands link on the County's website.


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