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New Multi-Use Developments Being Proposed For Upper James City County

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JAMES CITY-On October 6, The James City County Planning Commission will hear a proposal about a new mixed-use development eyed for the Old Stage Road area in the upper end of James City County.

Hazelwood Farms LLC is requesting a rezoning of roughly 328 acres for a new mixed-use development known as The Enterprise Center.  In addition, Hazelwood Farms is looking to build a second development known as The Village Center that would sit close by on roughly 79 acres.

The Enterprise Center would include up to 75,000 square feet of commercial use and up to 250 residential dwelling units. The new development, which is being proposed for Old Stage Road as well as a portion of Barnes Road, would include apartments and multiple-family homes; fast food restaurants; truck terminals; space for textile manufacturing; space for heavy equipment sales and service; and a convenience store, among other amenities. The intent is for The Hazelwood Farms Enterprise Center to be a major source of employment for James City County.

Meanwhile, The Hazelwood Farms Village Center is envisioned as an entertainment, retail, office, and business complex. Plans for The Village Center, which would also be located along Old Stage Road, include up to 510,000 square feet of retail. The proposal suggests a grocery store, bank, office, self-storage space, restaurant, hotel, and convenience store with a gas station, among other commercial uses.

James City County’s Planning Commission will meet at 6pm on Wednesday, October 6 at the County Government Center, 101 Mounts Bay Road.

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