25 February 2014
A serious controversy that has brewed in Fluvanna County for over a year and a half was finally put to rest Wednesday night (Feb. 19), when supervisors voted to deny the rezoning and special use permit (SUP) necessary for Walker’s Ridge to exist.
Walker’s Ridge was a proposed planned unit development (PUD) just north of Palmyra on Rt. 15 and Rt. 644. During the many meetings dedicated to analyzing this project, the public in attendance has spoken overwhelmingly against approval.
At full build-out Walker’s Ridge would have consisted of 952 units of housing; 652 of them would have been detached single-family units, and 300 would have been attached multifamily units. Developers would also have built 180,000 square feet of commercial space. Phase one of the project would have consisted of 306 residential units and 37,000 square feet of commercial space.