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227 apartments proposed for Williamsburg’s Quarterpath Development

The Planning Commission will get its first look at a site plan for the beginning of residential development at Riverside’s Quarterpath at Williamsburg mixed use development, a 227-unit apartment complex housed in three four-story buildings.

The Aura at Quarterpath Apartments will sit on the north side of the "village green" of the development. South of the green will be developed as a commercial area.

Although Riverside can build, by right, more than 1,300 homes on the development, the soft real estate market following the 2008 recession has led them to move cautiously.built first because their was a time limit on the certificate of need that allowed for the hospital’s construction.

So far, no single family homes have been planned for the 272-acre development. Residential Streets will eventually branch off Battery Boulevard to the north.

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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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Ukrops, Farm Fresh, Bloom Look Out

Dropped by the New Harris Teeter at Quarterpath Shopping center on Wed. ( Along with half of Williamsburg it seemed ! ) The parking lots was filled to capacity.

It reminds me of an enlarged Ukrops.  The sale prices seemed on par with other sale prices. Salad Bar was $5.99 ( Ouch) Everything looked great and vast assortments of everything. Sorry for the poor picture quality but I only had my phone with me.

Time will tell if it stays popular. I would say that the Farm Fresh , Bloom , and Ukrops will definitely see a migration of customers. Especially from the folks on the east side of town ! Other stores at Quarterpath will open soon. Subway, Chinese Restaurant,etc. Wachovia and Towne Bank are already open.

Click here to see a current sales flier for you to compare prices.

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Businesses are opening at Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center

townebank williamsburg vaWachovia bank was first , now its Towne Banks turn.

TowneBank  has opened its third Williamsburg banking center at the new Quarterpath Crossing Shopping Center at the intersection of Route 199 and Quarterpath Road. 
The Kingsmill branch is the company’s 17th banking office.

H.E.A. Living   No. 1 Chinese , Lee Spa Nails  Swan Cleaners  and Kyrie Designs Apparel have all signed leases and should be opening soon,

The Sub sandwich market is expanding in Williamsburg . Subway is opening two stores in the near future. This one at Quarterpath Crossing as well as the recently announced one at High Street . Next to open will be the area’s first Harris Teeter grocery ( now open)  which is slated to open at the beginning of November.

Road development has begun for the adjacent  Quarterpath at Williamsburg mixed use project owned by Riverside Health System. Riverside’ s plans include Williamsburg Doctor’ s Hospital, an age restricted residential community with 300 homes, a 120 bed nursing home with a related 60 units of assisted living, and 97 acres to be developed into residential communities with 95 single family homes, 95 townhouses, and 465 condominium units.

Read more about Quarterpath in Williamsburg here

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Village at Quarterpath- Town Homes from The $200’s

DSCN5154_edited Construction crews are busy all along Quarterpath Rd in Williamsburg VA.

Thanks to a new builder from Richmond , VA , Royal Dominion Homes is now building Town -homes at Village at Quarterpath  within the city limits of Williamsburg at prices starting from $209,000.

The town homes offer First Floor Master Bedrooms,  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, optional garages and much more. Square Footages range from 1496 Sq Feet +

The current HOA Homeowner Association Fees at The Village at Quarterpath are $ 85.00  monthly for town homes. This includes exterior lawn maintenance, common area maintenance and a scheduled roof replacement for the town homes.

New Floor Plans!!!! New Lots!!!!

 Two new floor plans are now available at Village at Quarterpath.. These will be built on the eight duplex lots overlooking the Village Green. The first is the Chesapeake- an outstanding new 1st floor master suite that features a family room with a cathedral ceiling and a second floor loft overlooking the family room. The Chesapeake also features an optional 2nd floor master suite with a luxury bath.
The York Grande has the same popular features as our York floor plan, only bigger. This plan’s footprint is 4 feet wider than our traditional York and boasts an enormous family room (16 x 25) and master bedroom suite (15 x 25). Total square footage comes in at 2,243- an incredible value starting at $239,990!!

There are three other models currently being built, the Madison, York and the Jefferson. Here are descriptions, floor plans and elevations for each :

The York Model at the Village at Quarterpath in Williamsburg, VA. At approximately 1,940 sq feet, this open design has a huge family room at 21 x 15 and master bedroom at 21 x 15 and includes a one car garage. Starting at $209,000, this limited time pricing is the best value in quality, custom homebuilding in Williamsburg.

The Madison Model : Move home and enjoy this amazing open, two level townhome featuring two or three bedrooms with two and half bathrooms. This versatile floor-plan features an oversized 18 x 20 living room that flows into a large 12 x 24 kitchens with a breakfast nook and island . Great for entertaining and meal time. Need more space. Add a sunroom or family room optional extensions to bolster the square footage to 1936, providing the second floor with some great options for the master bedroom.

Upstairs, relax in an owner’s suite with a soaring cathedral ceiling complemented by the large walk in closet. A luxury owner’s bath and sitting room create an inspiring retreat useful at the end of any long day. The second floor also boasts two spacious bedrooms and a full bath, along with a convenient second floor laundry room. Add extra storage space by adding an optional 8 x 20 attic. Exit the rear entry and discover either an optional 1 or 2 car detached garage providing additional storage and shelter creating a backyard retreat.

Approximate Square footage – 1936 sq ft.

 

Option 2 Floor Plan Madison, Other Plan options are available- Please Inquire

The Jefferson Model :Spacious Living awaits in this two level townhome with up to four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms! A front, covered porch greets family and visitors alike and delivers them into a beautiful open foyer and an incredible 2460 square feet of living space. The natural and open combination of the dining and kitchen area creates a fabulous flow, meant for memorable entertaining. Relaxation exudes from the first floor master bedroom, highlighted by a large walk-in closet and two-room master bath.

Walk upstairs and find space to choose from several different bedroom arrangements, designed to accommodate a multitude of needs. For those desiring a second floor master bedroom simply select the option for our large, dual walk in closets and a second luxury bath bedroom design. Exiting the rear entry, the space continues with a 1 or 2 car detached garage providing not only more storage but an auto shelter and a backyard for the perfect finish!

Approximate Square footage 2460 sq ft

Jefferson Floor Plans- Other Floor Plan options are available- Please inquire

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House plans are for illustrative purpose only, builder reserves the right to make changes without notice or obligation – architectural blueprints should be reviewed for further clarification of features. Some optional items are shown on the plans which are available at additional cost. Not all features are shown. Illustrations are believed to be correct at the time of publication.

 

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The Village at Quarterpath is sited on Williamsburg’s Quarterpath Road among some of the historic city’s most notable features: the Colonial Golf Club, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Nursery, Quarterpath Park, and a series of historical markers that are several centuries old. It is the goal of the developer of this newly planned residential area to maintain the site’s historic character while designing the best home sites the parcel would allow.

Village at Quarterpath is located within the city limit of Williamsburg and enjoys the lower tax rate of the city ( .54 per $100 ) as well as other benefits. It is located across the street from the Quarterpath Recreation center a 23-acre facility that includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6- lane-Z-shaped outdoor swimming pool, Swimmers with a need for aquatic speed can shoot through two sliding tubes into 12-foot water. Kiddies have a pool all to themselves. Three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter complete the amenities.

QuarterpathpoolQuarterpath Park is also the site of the Quarterpath Recreation Center, a 35,000 square foot facility that offers an 18,000 sq. ft. double gymnasium, a 1,700 sq. ft. dance/aerobics room, two classrooms and a 1,900 sq. ft. multipurpose room. Various instructional classes, athletic programs for youth and adults, sports camps, and special events are held throughout the year at this facility.

A short walk away is  Redoubt Park
redoubtparkwilliamsburg This beautiful, wooded 22-acre park preserves and interprets two of the fourteen Civil War earthworks forts – or redoubts – which made up the Confederate’s Williamsburg Line in the Battle of Williamsburg. This engagement on May 5, 1862, resulted in more than 3800 Union and Confederate casualties and left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. This inconclusive engagement left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. These fortifications remain a stark tribute to those who served, defining America’s future.

Nearby Shopping will soon include : Quarterpath Crossing

Harris_Teeter_logo The service-oriented shopping center is scheduled to open in November 2009 — with “everything a neighborhood needs to support its daily lifestyle,”.
The centerpiece of the shopping center is a 52,610-square-foot Harris Teeter grocery store. Termed a Flagship Plus’ store. It’s the best store with the best amenities that Harris Teeter, which is already a nice upscale chain, puts out.”

The list of expected  tenants includes at least two restaurants, a salon and a dry cleaner, among others. The developer is in discussions  with several national restaurant chains at this time. TowneBank and Wachovia will open branches in two of four outbuildings. Quarterpath Crossing’s location is across Route 199 from the main entrance to Kingsmill on the James.

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Another  nearby project will be Quarterpath at Williamsburg —Riverside  Health System plans to build a 120-bed nursing home at Quarterpath at Williamsburg, a 350-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of state Route 199 and U.S. 60. Plans for the project include 1,374 dwellings (including single-family homes, town houses and condos) 200,000 square feet of medical office space, 202,000 square feet of offices space and 400,000 square of “destination” retail use. Riverside has now received  state approval to build Doctors Hospital of Williamsburg, a 40-bed hospital .
The new street through Quarterpath Crossing will wind through the woods past a nursing home, assisted living, medical office park and retail and residential areas. The street will connect with Route 60 near the 7-Eleven.  The residential neighborhood will feature a second street running from Battery Boulevard back to Quarterpath Road, intersecting just below the redoubts near Route 60.

Riverside had been trying for about eight years to get into the hospital business in the Williamsburg area, and twice its application to build a new hospital has been denied.

Construction will start once the necessary city approvals are in place. Construction of the newly approved hospital won’t begin until 2010. The two-story hospital will be designed to accommodate expansion in case it’s needed in the future. The hospital includes an intensive-care unit and two operating rooms.

Items found at the site included ceramic bowls, jugs, glass beads, wine glasses, pewter utensils, brass straight pins and clothing buckles,many of which had been imported from Europe.  Also found was a silver coin that featured Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England,which was made between 1649 and 1660 while England was not run by a monarchy

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UPDATE OCTOBER 2010
Road construction off Pocahontas Trail marks the beginning of Doctors Hospital. It also illustrates how the recession has changed the shape of Riverside’s mixed-use development.  Clearing has begun for Battery Blvd. which will eventually  intersect Quarterpath Road. They are building the road to the first intersection, which will be Commonwealth Avenue.
.As a result of a slow housing market, the hospital will be built first. An accompanying nursing home has now been scrapped. Initially the hospital was situated at the center of the planned development, closer to Quarterpath Road. It has now been moved  toward the front of the site [Pocahontas] so they can build less infrastructure to reach the hospital.
The preliminary plat calls for 1,374 residences .Those units include 95 single- family homes, 397 “senior adult attached dwellings” and 882 condos and townhouses. Plans for 202,000 square feet of offices and 400,000 square feet for a shopping center remain dormant.
UPDATE May 2010
The nursing home has been scrapped next to Doctors Hospital of Williamsburg.
Bill Downey, executive vice president of Riverside Health System, blamed the recession. “We’ve seen a decline in use rates of nursing homes,” he said this week.
Just last month, City Council sweetened the pot for Riverside by easing infrastructure requirements and granting a break on all city taxes except real estate for the medical components.
Tracey Dowling, administrative director for real estate services, said Riverside has obtained a permit from VDOT for the hospital access road to enter where the old Whiting Funeral Home was located on Pocahontas Trail.The hope is to get remaining permits approved by this summer to begin work on the road by the fall, in time for groundbreaking.
Civil War enthusiasts have complained that the mixed-use and medical campus will destroy remnants of the site of the 1862 Battle of Williamsburg. Last week the battlefield was declared “at-risk” by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Diana LoVecchio, Riverside’s vice president of construction management and shared services, said she hopes to have construction on the hospital under way in early 2011.
Downey doesn’t think the recession has diminished the need for a second hospital. She acknowledged that the growth once projected in greater Williamsburg has cooled with the recession but asserted that a second hospital is still viable.
“Population growth has slowed, but everything we’re seeing in Williamsburg, James City and upper York County is that it will continue to grow even if it’s at a slower rate,” he said.
Downey also pointed out that part of Riverside’s intent with Doctors Hospital was to target the growing senior citizen population. “That [growth] continues unabated,” he said.

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Announcing New Town Homes in the City of Williamsburg for under $200k

The Village at Quarterpath has announced a new plan for the future of this wonderful new home community located in the City of Williamsburg.   The community will be 119 homes  with mostly attached single family duplexes and townhomes at around $200,000 to $250,000.    The new prices combined with, the low real estate tax ( .54 per $100 ) and low HOA fee will make for an affordable  monthly payment as well as a fantastic location.   The Village at Quarterpath is within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William & Mary, and Merchant’s Square.  The Williamsburg Recreation Center is across the street.  

Construction should start soon on the new Town Homes priced at under $200,000. The NEW BUILDER is proposing to build an almost 1500 square foot, 1 car garage town home for under $200,000. Garages will be rear entry accessed from the alley.

Further details will be forthcoming . If you would like additional information send an email to John@MrWilliamsburg.com

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A mix of town home and duplexes will be carefully positioned along quiet, neighbor-friendly streets at The Village at Quarterpath. The majority of homes will feature rear-loading garage convenience with private rear-access roads resulting in quiet thoroughfares throughout the community.  A large village green is located at the entrance to the community and is designed to invite homeowners for neighborhood gatherings and activities. 
The space is perfect for weekend relaxation, community events and quiet reflection.  An inviting Gazebo highlights the area.

  Across the street is Quarterpath Park  . A 23-acre facility that includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6- lane, z-shaped outdoor swimming pool; three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter that will accommodate approximately 75 people. The  Quarterpath Recreation Center, a 35,000 square foot facility offers an 18,000 sq. ft. double gymnasium, a 1,700 sq. ft. dance/aerobics room, two classrooms and a 1,900 sq. ft. multipurpose room. Various instructional classes, athletic programs for youth and adults, sports camps, and special events are held throughout the year at this facility.

A short walk away is  Redoubt Park, located on Quarterpath Road,  dedicated on May 5, 2007 to celebrate the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg.

Please let me know if you are planning a trip to the area and would like to explore Quarterpath or any other home/ community in the area. I would be happy to assist in suggesting / reserving lodging for you.

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Location Map of Village at Quarterpath, Williamsburg, VA.

 

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