Last August at a Hanover County Planning Commission meeting, Planning Commissioner Mr. King raised grave concerns regarding development plans for Hundleys Corner. A vote was delayed and the developer was told return with revised plans for a lower density of residential units. Apparently, the revised plans being presented tonight include a decrease of ONLY TWO UNITS with NO CONCESSION FOR THE HISTORICAL VALUE of the area.

TAKE A STAND TONIGHT FOR RURAL HANOVER COUNTY and its unique sense of history, heritage, and identity.

Justification for No Rezone: The property is current being proposed for a high density, multi family housing development. The property is currently Zoned A-1. With your support we would like the commission to consider the following:
  1. For No rezoning of the site. To be protected as a “Historical viewshed” of the Federally Protected site of Laurel Meadow – Place of National Historic Registrar.
  2. Requesting time for area consideration by a Federal Preservation Office for placement on the National Registrar of Historic Places or for the expansion of the Laural Meadows registrar site to include Hundleys Corner in recognition of additional significance according to Federal Law 36CFR60.
  3. There is a cemetery on the site – Requesting a delay in any re-zoning decisions to allow for proper archaeological clearances to be conducted in the fields surrounding the cemetery, utilizing ground penetrating radar to determine the location of unmarked graves. Virginia Antiquities Act (Va. Code Ann.10.1-2300, et seq
  4. Requesting disclosure if there is any Federal money or Federal permitting involved in the development project. (ie – core of engineers permit sec 106, wetland, or any federal loan sources).
This project is threatening the “integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, ..” of a place to the national historic registrar and site of local and national Historical Significance. We would like your support in not allowing re-zoning of the last remaining area of Hundleys Corner and the historic viewshed of Laural Meadows.

TONIGHT’S MEETING: 7 pm at the Hanover County Courthouse (Admininstration Building). Please attest to the significant historical value of the site. If nothing else we hope for a respite so that the historical and cultural resources can be adequately assessed.


One Response

  1. You could fill the room with people against the re-zoning all wanting to speak and it isn’t going to change the minds of the planning commission. All Mr. King is considering is improving the building designs from the completely low budget developer who I wouldn’t let build a pigpen!

    I wish you luck, but the incompetence of the Planning Department is overwhelming and they are afraid of no one. Jack Ward is not even here and not going to fight for Hundley Corner….Sad!
    The Hanover County Lawyer has everyone convinced that these developers will bring lawsuits if they don’t allow development. The deck is stacked and the people loose.

    If there was ever a need for a new BOS and most likely new commissioners, just watch these morons tonight once again ignore the voters. These idiots would re-zone Arlington National Cemetery for Developers!

    Back in the day, developers would be run out by a local “Welcoming Committee”! I actually grew up in a town in Western Virginia when a local development mandated by the Federal Government and totally against the wishes of the locals was redesigned by dynamite one night, no kidding! The Feds relocated to Tennessee!

    There is a Developer who thinks he is going to retire entirely by rezoning Hanover County and concreting over history. The BOS and the Planning Department are inept and unable to even try to stop this Developer. And legally, they probably can’t because the county has an inexperienced lawyer who is afraid of the lawyers of Big Developers. That’s how they win, scum sucking lawyers! Developers need to be motivated to build elsewhere.

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