Planners back condo project at Gloucester Point
The Gloucester County Planning Commission endorsed a rezoning application that would allow construction of 50 condominium units at Gloucester Point, during a meeting last Thursday night.
Applicant Moody Homes Holdings Corporation plans to build the condo project on an 11-acre site located in the Gloucester Point Magisterial District on the west side of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), across from Gloucester Point Shopping Center.
Tim Moody, who heads the Virginia Beach company, said after the public hearing that he hopes the first units at York River Villas might be available for occupancy this summer.
Moody Homes applied to amend the Gloucester County zoning map to reclassify the site from MF-1 conditional (Medium-density multi-family residential) to a similar zoning designation that would allow switching the format of the project. Moody Homes wants to use a condominium form of ownership for the 50 units, rather than the same number of units sold with fee-simple development. The property was initially rezoned for another development that was never constructed.
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors have the final say on the rezoning request and will schedule a hearing on the matter later.
Planner Tripp Little said that the supervisors approved an age-restricted project for adults 55 and older called Magnolia Point, for that property in January 2005 for applicant K&S Land Holding. Magnolia Point was never built, Little said, but part of a road leading into the project was completed as well as a pumping station that has never been brought online.