Concert venue in Colonial Williamsburg is approved by City Council

A new outdoor venue is coming to Williamsburg, thanks to a zoning change and a special-use permit OK’d by City Council Thursday.

With a special-use permit in hand, Colonial Williamsburg is now allowed to hold outdoor special programming at Palace Farms, which consists of 21 acres and is located at 100 Visitor Center Drive near the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.

The venue location is marked above as great hopes plantation.

The permit makes the 21 acres, which is part of a 42-acre property bordered by Visitor Center Drive, North Henry and Lafayette streets, available for events like concerts, theater productions, outdoor lectures and food and beverage festivals. The application proposed temporary facilities like grass seating, a stage and restroom facilities be set up to accommodate individual programs as needed, Williamsburg Planning Director Carolyn Murphy said. These facilities will be removed after each event.

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