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PAA looks toward next step in Mathews Heritage Park

The Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority discussed the next step it needs to take to make the Mathews Heritage Park a reality.

During a meeting on Friday in the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission’s boardroom in Saluda, the authority discussed, but took no action, on seeking a conditional use permit for the park, according to Lewis Lawrence, executive director for the MPPDC, which serves as staff for the authority.

Last June, the Friends of the Mathews Heritage Park received permission from county supervisors to access the park property—a nine-acre parcel on Billups Creek in Moon—by water in order to effect repairs to an old house on the land and rebuild the dock. However, in order to establish it as a community park, the authority would need to go through the CUP process.

Since the PAA now wants to provide public access at Heritage Park, Lawrence said the authority discussed access to the site, from both the water and land. Also, it ad...

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