Neighboring residents got their wish earlier this month when the plaintiff pulled the plug on a proposed RV park on Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County.
Foresight Design Services emailed the county earlier this month on behalf of developer, Vienna-based Wills Companies, saying “the decision has been made to withdraw the bid” for the Four Seasons RV Resort.
Livingston District Supervisor Jacob Lane, who represents the area where the park was proposed, said the plan lacked community support and the result was “something we worked very hard for. “.
Lane praised residents who live around the property and former supervisor Barry Jett, who opposed the proposal and led community meetings before his death late last year. Lane won a special election to fill Jett’s empty seat in Livingston.
It’s unclear what the future holds for the property, but the Wills Company has purchased the land.
In January, following public hearings in which residents overwhelmingly opposed the plan, the County Planning Commission recommended denial of a special use permit for the 300-space RV park .
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The proposal called for a lakeside camping and recreation site on 135 acres along Days Bridge Road near US 522 with RV sites and related amenities including a swimming pool and amphitheatres. .
Lake Anna is bordered by Spotsylvania, Orange, and Louisa counties. The RV park was originally an Orange project, but moved to Spotsylvania after a 2020 boundary line adjustment between the counties.
Prior to the boundary line change, the Orange Planning Commission recommended denial of a special use permit application for the park.
The applicant then applied for a Special Use Permit to Spotsylvania.
Greg Baker, president of the Lake Anna Civic Association, said in an interview that he was “very pleased” the nomination was withdrawn.
The focus is now on future plans for the property.
The developer may rightfully build 12 residential sites on the property, but Baker understands the developer will likely pursue something larger.
Baker said he would be open to further development, but only if it is “in harmony with the rest of the community”.
“We are not anti-development,” Baker said. “It’s really a matter of density.”
Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436