In this article, we will be reviewing the August 1, 2023 Planning Commission Meeting of King William County, Virginia. This meeting is crucial for discussing and approving the preliminary site plan for the construction of 30 age-restricted Carriage homes townhouses. We will go through the key points discussed in the meeting, including the review and adoption of the meeting agenda, approval of the minutes, citizens’ comment period, and the public hearing process.
Review and Adoption of Meeting Agenda
The meeting begins with the review and adoption of the meeting agenda. The attendees confirm that everyone has had a chance to review the agenda and make any necessary corrections or additions. A motion is made to adopt the meeting agenda for August 1st, 2023. The motion is seconded and approved by the attendees, ensuring that the meeting can proceed with the proposed agenda.
Approval of Minutes
Following the adoption of the meeting agenda, the approval of the minutes from the July 11, 2023 regular meeting is discussed. Again, the attendees confirm that they have reviewed the minutes and ensure they are accurate. A motion is made to approve the minutes, and it is seconded and approved by all attendees. This step finalizes the minutes from the previous meeting and ensures that there are no discrepancies or errors.
Citizens Comment Period
During the citizens’ comment period, individuals are given the opportunity to address non-public hearing matters for up to three minutes per person. However, since there is a public hearing scheduled for this meeting, the comment period is only open to discuss matters not related to the public hearing. No individuals choose to speak during this comment period, and it is quickly concluded.
Public Hearing: Preliminary Site Plan Approval
The main focus of the meeting is the public hearing for the approval of the preliminary site plan for the construction of 30 age-restricted Carriage homes townhouses. The applicant, Kennington Place LLC, has requested review and approval of the attached site plan for their proposed project. The property is located at the left corner of Route 360 Richmond Tappahannock Highway and Kennington Parkway South.
The site plan covers approximately 20.89 acres, with 9.9 acres incorporated into lots and the remaining 10.9 acres designated as B2. On June 6, 2023, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval for rezoning the 9.9 acres from B2 to R1. They also recommended approval for a conditional use permit for the age-restricted townhomes.
Before opening the public hearing, a staff member provides an overview of the project and presents the staff report. The report outlines the requirements of the preliminary site plan and confirms that the applicant has met all necessary conditions. The staff recommends granting approval of the site plan with specific conditions, including road improvements in accordance with Virginia Department of Transportation standards, a six-foot approved fence around the well lot, and the acquisition of all required approvals and permits.
During the public hearing, individuals are given the opportunity to speak for three minutes each. However, no one chooses to speak, and the public hearing is quickly closed. The Planning Commission members then discuss the site plan and address any questions or concerns. They confirm that the previous rezoning and conditional use permit requests have been approved, and they are solely focused on reviewing and approving the site plan.
After reviewing the site plan and addressing all necessary requirements, the Planning Commission grants approval of the preliminary site plan. The conditions set by the staff are accepted, and the applicant is made aware that construction cannot begin until the final site plan is fully approved.
The August 1, 2023 Planning Commission Meeting of King William County, Virginia, successfully reviewed and approved the preliminary site plan for the construction of 30 age-restricted Carriage homes townhouses. The meeting proceeded smoothly, with the attendees adopting the meeting agenda and approving the minutes from the previous meeting. The citizens’ comment period was brief, as no individuals chose to speak about non-public hearing matters.
The public hearing focused on the approval of the preliminary site plan, and the staff provided a comprehensive overview of the project. After ensuring that all necessary conditions were met, the Planning Commission approved the site plan, subject to specific requirements such as road improvements, a six-foot fence around the well lot, and the acquisition of all necessary approvals and permits.
This meeting demonstrates the careful planning and consideration given to construction projects in King William County. By following the necessary protocols and conducting thorough reviews, the Planning Commission ensures that developments adhere to regulations and benefit the community as a whole.