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RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF IRVINGTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CANCELLATION
THE PUBLIC MEETING BEFORE THE TOWN OF IRVINGTON’S PLANNING COMMISSION ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 AT 6:30 PM AT THE IRVINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH LOCATED AT
53 KING CARTER DRIVE, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING WAS TO REVIEW
AND TO RECOMMEND FOR ADOPTION TO THE TOWN COUNCIL
THE TOWN’S PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE (PUD).
THE MEETING WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER TIME.
The Town Council is appreciative of the wide level of interest in this issue, and regrets the inconvenience to those who intended to attend. A rescheduled public meeting date will be published in the near future.
THE TOWN OF IRVINGTON’S PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING TO REVIEW AND ADOPT THE TOWN’S PROPOSED PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia.
The meeting will be held at the Irvington Baptist Church located at 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to review and to recommend for adoption to the Town Council the Town’s Planned Unit Development Ordinance (PUD). Persons affected may appear and present their views. The proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) Ordinance is intended to allow for denser development of land within the R-2 Residential District if requested and approved as a rezoning by the Town Planning Commission and Town Council. A PUD is restricted to those portions of Town currently zoned R-2 Residential and would increase the currently allowed density from one (1) single-family home per two (2) acres to five (5) single-family homes per one (1) acre or twenty (20) townhouses per one (1) acre. A PUD must be of twenty (20) acres in size with additions allowed of ten (10) acres or more. Land use in a PUD is restricted to residential use, recreational use, and open space with a requirement that 30% of the land be set aside for common open and/or recreational space. Prior to approval, a PUD applicant is required to submit a detailed plan of development for consideration by the Commission and Council. Development and consideration of a PUD Ordinance was set forth in the recently adopted Irvington Comprehensive Plan in Goal A, Strategy #2 as one means of furthering the future development of the Town as an urban village that includes areas of low and moderate density. Currently three (3) tracts of land qualify. Copies of the PUD are available for inspection at the Town Hall, located at 235 Steamboat Road, Irvington or on the Town’s website www.townofirvingtonva.com – Click the About button then click the Town Government then click the PUD button.
Serenely sited on the tranquil eastern banks of Carter’s Creek where it flows into the Rappahannock River about 12 miles north of its confluence with the Chesapeake Bay, is our quintessential American village. John Smith explored it first in 1608. Not long after, great plantation owners came to grow and export tobacco to England via the bay and Atlantic Ocean. Water’s edge villages, like Irvington, quickly emerged along creeks, rivers and estuaries – less than 60 miles from Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. Our rustic village of about 500 residents reflects colonial coastal “Americana” at its best – and it’s all within an easy drive of Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Baltimore – Annapolis, Richmond and Hampton Roads.
Irvington has much to offer. One may observe osprey, eagles and herons nesting and hunting along Carter’s Creek; watch sailboats racing; gather locally grown flowers, vegetables, and folk art from the town’s award-winning Farmers Market; dine on fresh fish, savor Rappahannock River oysters; feast on famous Chesapeake Bay blue crabs; sample medal-winning wines from the village vineyard; learn the importance of the steamboat by touring the Steamboat Era Museum – conveniently located next to the town’s Commons. Hear concerts, play tennis, watch children frolic on the playground, use free Wi-Fi, read and relax on comfortable park benches, take in ongoing events at the gazebo and simply enjoy! Walk or bike Irvington’s residential area of architecturally diverse homes, many of which are entered in the Virginia and National Register of Historic Places. Shop, dine, sip coffee, tea or smoothies, and enjoy homemade ice cream right in the center of our welcoming town.
Stay at one of our two nationally recognized inns or nearby B&B’s, charter a local fishing or tour boat, see beautiful creekside homes, gardens and gorgeous sunsets; take sailing lessons from one of the East Coast’s premier sailing schools; or play golf on two championship golf courses.
There’s even more – visit numerous boutique shops, galleries and antique stores; take a free trolley ride (May – September) to nearby Kilmarnock and White Stone or drive to these delightful towns that are less than five minutes away and offer ample parking, convenience stores, auto repair shops, gas stations, emergency medical facilities and a general hospital. Numerous churches, civic clubs, AA and other support organizations are available to all.
Coming by boat? Irvington makes it easy. Carter’s Creek enjoys deep and protected waters and has several marinas offering transient slip rentals for boats of almost any size draft. There are two boat repair yards with heavy lift capability and boat brokerage firms. National and local racing events are hosted by the local yacht club, which offers reciprocal privileges to many sailing clubs up and down Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic seaboard. One of the largest Cape Dory Typhoon fleets in the world is moored in Irvington.
Come for one day, a week or more and you will want to return often. Irvington’s “rivah” life-style and its bay, river and creek breezes are always refreshingly addictive! Yes, historic Irvington has it all and beckons you to visit soon to experience this special town.
235 Steamboat Rd | P. O. Box 174 | Irvington VA | 22480 | (804) 438-6230