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D.R. Horton seeks rezoning for Stafford development


Date published: 2/29/2012

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Even though the latest version calls for just 585 homes, Leming said, it is cost-effective for the developer because of the clustered nature. That means less money goes into site work.

Plans call for the commercial space, likely three-story office buildings with ground-level retail, to be alongside and to the east of U.S. 1 at the front of the development. A new road called Clift Drive would be built running through the neighborhood and connecting U.S. 1 with Eskimo Hill Road. The main entrance would be at a signalized intersection at U.S. 1 and Clift Drive.

The residential component--which calls for about 326 single-family homes, 143 townhouses and 116 condos--would be east of the commercial section. Plans call for walking trails, a dog park, a day care facility and a community center with a pool and fitness area.

The entrance to the new sports field complex would be on the east side of Eskimo Hill Road at the intersection of Clift Drive. There would also be a secondary entrance into Clift Farm Quarter there. Leming said there would be space on the 262 acres for as many as 50 fields, a new animal control facility and the commuter parking lot. D.R. Horton would also donate land for a future Dominion Virginia Power electrical substation.

The developer calculates that all of its land donations and public improvement projects are worth $23 million to the county, which it says is in excess of cash proffer guidelines. It envisions about 1,689 people, including 342 children, living at Clift Farm Quarter.

Bill Freehling: 540/374-5405
Email: bfreehling@freelancestar.com


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