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Villages rezoning approved

After nearly two decades of being in the works, the Villages of Gloucester, long ago referred to as “The Barrens,” cleared a major regulatory hurdle Tuesday night.

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a rezoning request for the planned unit development during its meeting in the colonial courthouse, adjusting some of the proffers that had been included when the project was originally approved in 2007.

The 907-acre development, which will be located south of Gloucester Court House between Burleigh and Hickory Fork roads and Route 17, will include 1,142 residences. This includes no more than 800 single-family detached homes and no more than 342 single-family attached homes, including townhomes and condominiums. 

According to Danny Stuck, the applicant’s attorney, many of the proffers that were included in the 2007 approval will remain intact, while others, such as the golf course requirement, were removed due to the change of times and ...

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