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Final plat approved in shopping center

Walmart grand opening rescheduled for August 17, 2011

The King George Gateway retail development in Dahlgren continues to proceed, with approvals granted last week for a final site plan for five retail spaces with roadside visibility from U.S. 301 (James Madison Pkwy).

Access to the site is being provided by two commercial entrances from U.S. 301. The stores will be served

Read more: Final plat approved in shopping center

Cell tower permit request postponed

County Planning Commission seeks more answers
A recommendation to go to the King George Board of Supervisors for a special exception permit request for a 195-foot monopole cell tower in a residential subdivision has been postponed.

Following a public hearing on April 12, the Planning Commission voted to put off making a recommendation on the proposed cell tower until they get answers from county staff to some questions

Read more: Cell tower permit request postponed

County to present $57M CIP request

The King George Planning Commission next Tuesday will hear details of requested projects for a proposed five-year $56,882,872 Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
Members of the public will also have a chance to comment on the proposed projects.
County Administrator Travis Quesenberry is slated to appear before the commission to provide an overview of the requests and talk about how the CIP process fits into the county budget process.
That will take place next Tuesday, Jan. 11, when a public hearing on the 2011/12-2015/16 CIP is also scheduled. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Revercomb Building, located on Route 3 behind the King George County Courthouse.
Last month, at its Dec. 14 meeting, Planning Commissioners received copies of all capital requests.

Read more: County to present $57M CIP request

Two new businesses breaking ground

Despite the lagging economy, there is good news that some businesses are going forward with construction plans in King George.  
A new Dollar General store is coming to the Courthouse area and McDaniel’s Car Wash is being established in Dahlgren.
The following plats and plans were reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission at its meeting last month on June 8.

WOODLAWN COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION FINAL SITE PLAN    
The Planning Commission provided approval for a request from Carol Kramer and Laura and Harvey Yarus for a final site plan to subdivide property known as Woodlawn (Commercial) Subdivision, Parcel D into two lots.  
The property is zoned General Trade (C-2) and identified as Tax Map 24 Parcel 163D.   Parcel D contains 4.62 acres in total, with Lot D-1 (on the corner) containing 1.86 acres and Lot D-2 containing 2.76 acres.
It is located on the north side of Route 3 at the intersection of Tinsbloom Mill Lane (Route 1097) with access only to be provided from Tinsbloom Mill Lane.  

Read more: Two new businesses breaking ground

Commission to look at $38M in capital projects

The King George Planning Commission next Tuesday will hear details of requested projects for a proposed five-year $38 million Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and take comment from members of the public on the proposed projects.
The public hearing on the 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 CIP is slated for Feb. 9. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Revercomb Building, located on Route 3 behind the King George County Courthouse.
Along with receipt of the project requests, planning commissioners received a transmittal letter from Deputy County Administrator/Finance Director Donita Harper.
Harper noted in her letter that she anticipates only about $250,000 being available to cash-fund CIP projects for the first year of the five-year plan next year in 2010-11.
In the previous few years, the county had expected to have between $750,000 and $1 million for cash-funding projects.  For the current year the county ended up with less than $400,000 available in cash, due to the economic climate resulting in lower revenues than originally anticipated.
Harper noted that she would be present at next week’s hearing to address financial questions regarding project funding, including any queries about plans for continued funding of ongoing projects contained in the five-year CIP proposal.

Read more: Commission to look at $38M in capital projects

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