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Main Street Landing wins planners’ endorsement

An age-targeted community planned for Gloucester Court House passed a regulatory hurdle last week, as the Gloucester County Planning Commission approved a rezoning for the nearly 60-acre parcel at the southern intersection of Route 17 and Business 17/Main Street.

Planners voted 6-0 with one absent at last Thursday’s meeting in the colonial courthouse to recommend approval of the Main Street Landing rezoning to PUD-1 (Planned Unit Development) to the Board of Supervisors, following a public hearing.

Previously a development under the name The Villas of Gloucester was approved on the site; however, the applicant is seeking to make changes that warrant a rezoning.

Among the changes are a slight increase in unit numbers from 124 to 131, minor alterations to home sizes, and a shift from being an age-restricted community to age-targeted. 

Whereas the Villas was slated to allow only residents 55 and up, the Main Street Landing project will still feature so-called “aging i...

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