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James City County to enhance environmental planning

Date: September 7, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Woolson, JCC Environmental Division

Phone: (757) 253-6670
Fax:
Email: environmental@james-city.va.us


James City County, the Center for Watershed Protection, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association are promoting more environmentally sensitive land planning and site design in James City County, otherwise known as Better Site Design.  This partnership was a result of an initiative called Builders for the Bay, and through this partnership, a consensus document was produced titled Recommended Model Development Principles for James City County, Virginia. 

 

Since that time, a committee comprised of a subgroup of the partnership was formed to take the recommendations and bring forward measures for implementation, including the parties or pathways needed for moving forward.  Measures address three areas, as set forth in the consensus document: residential streets and parking lots, lot development, and natural areas and stormwater management.  Some examples of how the recommendations are going to be met are: development of informational brochures for homeowners; revisions to County stormwater management documents to incorporate low impact development techniques; and model agreements for shared parking or driveways. 

 

The James City County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will be presented with a document summarizing the committee’s work at its work session on Sept. 25, which starts at 4 p.m. at the County Government Complex, 101 Mounts Bay Road, Building F, Work Session Room.

 

For more information, contact the Environmental Division at (757) 253-6670 or environmental@james-city.va.us.

 

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