The Scott County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a zoning permit for a mixed-use project in Gate City, Va., last week that will include self-storage as well as a country store with a deli. The parcel at the intersection of Warm Springs and Yuma Roads was recently purchased by Paul Fields, a 50-year resident, according to the source.
During a March 4 public hearing, Fields told the board he had attempted to purchase the land once before, but was outbid. When it went up for sale again, he grabbed it, he said.
“That community down here is 17 miles long, from the red light in Weber City to the state line,” Fields said. “A lot of people live there. I thought it would be a good opportunity to give some service for the community.”
The storage units will be built first because they won’t require lights or water, Fields said. The country store and deli will come later. Several residents have asked Fields about the store and when it will open, he added. He also spoke with neighboring property owners, who are in favor of the project.
County board members agreed the development was a good move for the area. No members of the public attended the meeting.
Work on the site has already begun, the source reported. An old barn has been removed and dirt has been hauled in to fill out the property.