Wednesday, July 6, 2022

DMV Demolition Project In Williamsburg Begins

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WILLIAMSBURG-On May 12, demolition began at the site of the former Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Capitol Landing Road. The DMV building as well as adjacent buildings at the corner of Capitol Landing Road and Merrimac Trail are being knocked down as part of the project.

In 2017, the DMV in Greater Williamsburg relocated from Capitol Landing Road to the Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center in James City County. That same year, the City of Williamsburg bought the former DMV property on Capitol Landing Road as part of its economic development efforts to revitalize the Capital Landing Road corridor.

The City of Williamsburg received a $50,000 grant from the state to pay for environmental remediation costs of this project. On May 13, Yuri H. Adams, acting director of the Economic Development office for the City of Williamsburg, told Peninsula Chronicle that there is nothing in the works for the site once demolition is complete.

“There are currently no planned developments for the property,” she said.

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