Real estate developer Creekmore Group LLC has withdrawn a rezoning application in Goochland, Va., effectively shelving plans for a mixed-use project that would have included a self-storage facility and a pair of 5,000-square-foot office buildings on Patterson Ave., near Virginia State Route 288. The move came after the planning commission voted 4-0 on Aug. 3 to recommend against the rezoning request, according to the source.
Planners objected to the size of the project and didn’t believe it was the right fit for the property, which is in Goochland County’s Designated Growth Area and Tuckahoe Creek Service District. The parcel adjoins three of 36 residential sites within the Creekmore Park subdivision, which Creekmore Group developed in 2002, the source reported.
More than a dozen residents spoke against the project during the Aug. 3 meeting, citing concerns about its impact on noise and property values. The commission was also presented with a petition against the rezoning that was signed by 121 county residents.
Commissioner John Shelhorse recused himself from the discussion and vote because he’s managing partner for Creekmore Group.
The developer maintained its plan was “consistent with the county’s Comprehensive Plan and in accordance with the requirements of the Entrance Corridor Overlay District,” according to a statement submitted to the source. Creekmore Group also argued the project was “less intrusive” than its original plan to build five office buildings on the Patterson Avenue property. Though the initial plan received county approval, it was never constructed.
Creekmore Group is based in Richmond, Va.
- Richmond Times-Dispatch: Creekmore Group Pulls Request to Rezone Land