In case you missed it, the Conserve York County Foundation was awarded the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy 2021 Commitment to Conservation Award! This award recognizes “extraordinary efforts to protect and preserve our community ambiance in the Historic Triangle by advocating for smart growth and conservation.” Our goal is to conserve what land we can through… Continue reading Conservation Award!
The York County Board of Supervisors is an elected body that passes legislation for the county. They approve or deny rezoning proposals, for example, based on recommendations from the Planning Commission, county staff and public input. Their meetings are generally open to the public. They meet atYork Hall, located at 301 Main Street in Yorktown.… Continue reading In a nutshell: What does the Board of Supervisors do?
These backups are now a daily event on Lightfoot Road, where traffic has been unbearable since the Kelton Station apartments were approved in 2019. Developers now hope to fill the cornfield on your right in this video with homes and apartments. They will need the Board of Supervisors’ approval to do so. Fortunately, most of… Continue reading Do you want MORE traffic?
Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight different points that we believe should be addressed in the new plan. In order to stop the local population explosion, the 2040 York County Comprehensive Plan should discourage residential development in District One beyond that allowed by existing zoning, and all mixed-use overlays should be removed. A great… Continue reading The York County Comprehensive Plan is currently being reviewed and rewritten.
Congratulations to the American Battlefield Trust for securing nine million dollars in grants to purchase of one of the largest remaining tracts of undeveloped land in York County! They will need our help in the coming year, as they work to protect the 250-acre Egger Property, which borders the Colonial Parkway at the overpass with… Continue reading Civil War Battle Site Saved!
Spring has sprung in our beautiful part of Virginia! Here’s a shot of spring foliage and blooms in an Upper County neighborhood that’s as beautiful as any state park. It’s home to deer, birds and other wild creatures, and provides residents a place for exercise and solitude. This is why land conservation is so important.… Continue reading We live in a beautiful place!
We are excited about our interview on the Mike Powers & Woo Woo Show! Tune in to learn more about the Conserve York County Foundation this Sunday, April 11: 6:00am: Z104 6:30am: 94.9 The Point 7:00am: 95.7 R&B 7:30am: 101.3 2WD https://www.audacy.com/…/the-mike-powers-woo-woo-show
This chart shows residential construction (finished and approved) in York County since the 2015 Comprehensive Plan. It includes the 288 units that can be built, by right, on Fenton Mill. Green = construction in compliance with 2015 zoning Orange = construction made possible by REZONING for higher density. As you can see, we are FAR… Continue reading Here’s Why it’s Time for Citizen Action:
What does last night’s vote mean for the Fenton Mill land? We don’t know. The developer could: * build the 288 homes allowed by current zoning and leave it at that. The current 288 home plan leaves the Barlow/Skimino corner vacant. * build the 288 homes allowed by current zoning and sell the Barlow/Skimino corner… Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Those Signs!