By a 4-3 vote Tuesday, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors reclassified a 2.62-acre parcel in the River Club at Twin Island neighborhood in Hayes to allow for construction of townhomes instead of condominiums.
The parcel was originally zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD-1) 2004 by the original developers with the condition that 54 condominium units in three buildings would be constructed, but never came to pass.
The current owners say they believe today’s housing market makes townhomes a more financially viable option than condos. The rezoning would change the condition of the PUD-1 to reflect the construction of 39 townhomes as an alternative. The construction would be along the part of the development facing the York River, causing some current homeowners to lose their view of the water.
Supervisors held a public hearing in May on the request, with community members split on proposal. Several residents said they felt the proposed townhomes would better fit the community’s ...
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