The Proposed Crossings Design Change – Smithfield Times

Developers of a proposed condominium complex at the intersection of Carrollton and Brewers Neck boulevards are seeking Isle of Wight County approval for a fourth change in the development’s design.

The development, which will be called The Crossings, received approval in 2002 to create two shopping centers bisected by an access road that would turn the T-junction into a four-way intersection.

In 2011, developers applied for and received approval to replace one of the two proposed malls with up to 240 condominiums. Changes to the development’s water and sanitation plans followed in 2013 and 2019.

The builders have now asked to be allowed to subdivide the remaining shopping center into several smaller commercial buildings.

The application was presented to the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors on January 20. According to District Attorney Bobby Jones, the panel had the option to waive a public hearing on the issue because the use and density of the proposed commercial development would remain unchanged at 202,100 square feet in total.

But the board instead voted unanimously to refer the matter to the district planning commission for further consideration, after objecting that it had not been provided with an updated concept plan detailing the latest changes.

“There’s no way I can vote on something like that,” said Dick Grice, District 5 supervisor. it changes dramatically. But what we see here is that we have absolutely no idea, not even a possible plan.”

Construction of the proposed access road, called Spadia Way, has already begun, as has a Virginia Department of Transportation project to redesign the intersection to accommodate the new road. The work of the VDOT is expected to be completed by autumn of this year.

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