N E W S R E L E A S E
March 1, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jason Purse, Senior Planner
County announces Peleg’s Point Phase 6 informational forum
In advance of the Development Review Committee’s (DRC) evaluation of the construction plan for Phase 6 of Peleg’s Point, James City County will host a public forum March 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the County Government Center, 101-C Mounts Bay Rd. This informational forum is not a requirement of the zoning ordinance, and has been scheduled as a courtesy to the public to allow for additional time to understand the plan prior to the DRC meeting. County staff will be sending this release to homeowners in Peleg’s Point, as well as the homeowners associations of Powhatan Shores and Page Landing. Not all of the individual property owners from those neighborhoods will be sent direct mailings, so staff encourages those homeowners associations to inform owners in their respective neighborhoods in advance of the meeting.
Phase 6 is the final phase of the Peleg’s Point Master Plan, which was most recently amended in 1988 as a part of the rezoning Case No. Z-0006-1988. Phase 6 proposes 78 lots which will result in a total of 189 lots in Peleg’s Point.
The DRC last reviewed Phase 6 in July 2006 when the applicant proposed 86 lots. Staff did not recommend preliminary approval of the plan due to improper drainage and periodic inundation. The DRC deferred the application so the applicant could reevaluate the design of the site to meet the concerns of the Engineering and Resource Protection Division.
The current version of the plan was resubmitted to the County for review in September 2011. Staff is recommending preliminary approval to the DRC after having the plan reviewed by a third party consultant who evaluated all drainage issues.
The County’s subdivision ordinance requires any development that proposes more than 50 units to be reviewed by the DRC.
For more information, call James City County Planning at 757-253-6685.