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City Council approves changes for Quarterpath

The City Council of Williamsburg unanimously approved  Zoning and parking changes requested by Riverside Healthcare Association at their meeting on 9/13/2012. The developer asked for the changes to “facilitate the success of the Quarterpath Master Plan.”

The changes will allow additional by-right flexibility for developing Quarterpath at Williamsburg as a mixed-use development.

view-all-homes-for-sale-in-village at quarterpathTownhouses will now be allowed to locate closer to the sidewalk, with porches at the property line, and buildings will be able to be closer to alleyways. The zoning changes reduce front, back and side setbacks for town houses in the development from 15 feet to 5 feet, as well as revising  setbacks and height regulations.

Buildings up to 60 feet high can now be set back 100 feet from Route 60 East and Route 199 and Quarterpath Rd The previous regulations required a 200 foot setback.  Detached garages are now allowed as well.

The changes were proposed to facilitate several key elements essential in creating a Village Center, (like New Town) according to the application:

image81. Mixed-use buildings: Buildings with commercial spaces located on the ground floor, with residential usage located on the 2-3 floors above, will create the “Main Street” feeling at the Village Center.

2. Active streets: All of the streets in the Village Center are envisioned to be pedestrian-friendly and will encourage interaction between residents  workers, patrons, and visitors. Thus, the changes relating to the commercial street allow for the ground floor to open onto the sidewalk, while porches on residential streets will exit onto the sidewalk in many locations, and most importantly parking and garages will mainly be relegated to the rear.

3. Rear-loaded Townhomes: In order to achieve an active community with pedestrian-friendly streets, the proposed text changes allow the townhome fronts to face the main streets, while garages, utility connections, and trash will be located in rear alleys.

4. Shared Parking: Parking is a necessity for any successful development, however, it is not visually attractive and it consumes land. By having a shared parking arrangement, the minimum amount of land shall be consumed by parking.

The creation of the Economic Development Parking District  allows more flexibility in parking requirements, similar to what was done for the Midtown Parking District. On-street parking will be able to be counted toward meeting the parking requirements,

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Read more about housing available at Quarterpath here

 

Psst…….I’m a real estate agent.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  his expertise in the local real estate market.

  I can help you access all the information you will need about choosing a neighborhood and buying a home in New Kent, Gloucester, Newport News, Hampton, York County, Smithfield, Williamsburg, Poquoson or the greater Hampton Roads area, including area information on schools, local government, shopping, activities for the children and more! Whether you have made a decision to relocate, retire or are just considering a move to Williamsburg or  Hampton Roads VA, let me help make your transition or PCS to the  area a smooth and enjoyable one!

Hampton Roads is a transient community due to the large population of military members in the area. I have a unique perspective on relocation and have helped many families move in and out of the area. I understand the kind of support team it takes to make a smooth transition.

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Complete tours can be scheduled to help you familiarize yourself with Williamsburg and Hampton Roads neighborhoods, home prices, shopping centers, military bases, recreational facilities, public & private schools and transportation systems. My orientation will provide you with awareness of aircraft noise & accident potential zones, flood zones, major traffic patterns and commute times to your job.

You can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities,golf course homes,  condos and townhomes ,foreclosures/ REO,  land, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia including Hampton , Newport News, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Surry, Chesapeake , Norfolk and Va Beach, Virginia

 

Contact me

You can reach me by phone or text at 757-254-8136 or email  John@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

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