A Yorktown developer wants to build as many as 836 homes on undeveloped land south of Newman Road in York County, between Fenton Mill and Barlow roads.
The mixed-use development would be worth more than $300 million, generating some $1.3 million in taxes for York County, according to the developer’s application to rezone the land.
Fenton Mills Associates LLC, whose owners include Lamont Myers of Mid-Atlantic Communities, is planning a mixed-use development that would include 506 single-family houses, 230 townhouses and 100 age-restricted quadruplexes “active adult” units, + 40,000 square feet of commercial space according to its rezoning application.
Prices for homes will range from $250,000 to $600,000 and would average $370,000.
Planned amenities include walking trails, garden areas, pool, parks and a clubhouse. The developer would also set aside 16 acres for a new school, noting that it estimates the development would add 358 students to the county school system.
Proposed features for the Neighborhood Parks are:
• Tot lots
• Game lawn and open space
• A Youth U8 Soccer Field
• Seating and gathering area
• Shade and picnic shelters
The Fenton Mill Clubhouse will be a 4,000 – 5,000 square foot facility featuring:
• Community meeting space
• Pre-packaged food preparation area
• Fitness center
• Supportive pool facilities
• Porch and outdoor living space
The pool will be designed to support a fully accessible program by
providing beach entry and lounging areas. Other features such as shade
structures and picnic facilities will be provided to encourage length of
The Fenton Mill community creates a framework for an inclusive, sustainable community aspiring to a high environmental standard and quality of life for its residents, unique in its identity while remaining integrated with the Williamsburg and upper York County community. The development is a Planned Development Residential (PDR) community
that consists of single family homes, townhomes and age-restricted housing nestled in a woodland setting. Associated community amenities are provided throughout to enhance a cohesive and attractive benefit for the community’s health and connectivity. Special emphasis has been placed on the design and layout of the community elements to provide preservation of the site’s extensive natural areas. Public access walkways and a series of trails will connect within the community, providing access to parks, trails, recreation centers, and future County facilities.
The most valued resource in a good community is its open space. The proposed open space, including areas left undisturbed will take full advantage of the topography and natural features while maintaining existing vistas and viewsheds. The open space offers a variety of programs and functions for the residents by providing small pocket parks that combine both passive and active recreation.
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