Higher density growth in Louisa

Louisa County property owners of A-2 zoned
parcels can now build more homes by right on them as a result of a resolution
passed by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors following a public hearing on
Wednesday, Mar. 23.

Landowners who
own property that was zoned A-2 on or before Dec. 18, 1997 can now divide their
tract into a maximum of 18 1.5-acre lots without having to seek special
permission. However, any land that was zoned A-2 after that date must continue
to adhere to the county?s parent parcel
regulations.

…Louisa does not yet
have the problems that Albemarle/Cville have shown, but it certainly does have
promise.

Ethan Call, a real estate
broker and developer who lives in the Mountain Road district, told board members
that the construction industry is Louisa County?s largest employer, based
on information he obtained from a
U.

…Addressing affordable housing,
Gentry said that other localities are dealing with the same
issues.

…All in all, the Central
Virginian has a very informative article on this issue.

Louisa County property owners of A-2 zoned
parcels can now build more homes by right on them as a result of a resolution
passed by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors following a public hearing on
Wednesday, Mar.
23.

Landowners who own
property that was zoned A-2 on or before Dec. 18, 1997 can now divide their
tract into a maximum of 18 1.5-acre lots without having to seek special
permission. However, any land that was zoned A-2 after that date must continue
to adhere to the county?s parent parcel
regulations.

This measure is in
direct contrast to the direction that Albemarle has been heading for years.
Louisa does not yet have the problems that Albemarle/Cville have shown, but it
certainly does have promise.


Ethan Call, a real estate broker and developer who lives in the Mountain Road
district, told board members that the construction industry is Louisa
County?s largest employer, based on information he obtained from a U. S.
Labor Department report.

The
supervisors? responsibility, he said, is to determine a reasonable number
of lots.

Addressing affordable
housing, Gentry said that other localities are dealing with the same issues. He
recommended further study to ensure that the county handles affordable housing
correctly.

All in all, the
Central Virginian has a very informative article on this issue. Read it
quickly; I don’t know if they archive their links.

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