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Planners to consider Villages proposal tonight

The Gloucester Planning Commission will meet at 7 o’clock tonight to finish tabled business from its February session pertaining to the Villages of Gloucester proffer amendments.

In the previous meeting, staff did not receive the revised proffer statement in time to make an informed recommendation. As such, the issue will now be settled during the March session.

According to a press release, since the February meeting the applicant has hired a transportation consultant to review the previous 2006 Traffic Impact Study.

The reevaluation featured input from the Virginia Department of Transportation and county staff and sought to determine the impact the influx of houses, business spaces, and the potential golf course would have on area intersections.

The review found negative impacts were expected at one intersection on Route 17 as a result of the project. The applicant chose to add a proffer for a cash contribution to mitigate these effects to the tune of $2,550 per individual ...

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