April 19, 2006
Little Ledge is a proposed development that would stretch over 170 acres in Stanardsville, turning what is now farm land into high density development.
The plan went before the Greene County Planning Commission this evening in the first step towards becoming a reality. The 170 acres would include approximately 230 single family homes, 70 townhouses and a resort or conference center. The developer, KG Associates believes the development would be vital towards helping revitalize Stanardsville, however several residents disagreed.
"Yes, the future growth map shows this area for residential but it surely didn't intend to show it for this density of residential," said resident Carl Schmidt.
"Where are the kids going to go to school at? Because I worked at the schools and there is no room in our schools now, so where are the kids going to go to school at? I think that's a big issue that they need to address," said Patricia Schifflet.
"We've got 280 acres to rezone and about 20 acres of open space and to me that doesn't sound much like what the intent for smart growth and PUD is," said Marty Sillman.
Commissioners decided to defer the plan until a future meeting, saying that too many questions like water and sewer infrastructure and the impact on local schools and roads remain unanswered.
At this point, there is no date set for the next hearing.