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Silver Cos. plans resort on Caroline property
Plans for a small Silver Cos. resort in Caroline County call for a 12-room lodge with a dining area, conference and meeting spaces, and other amenities.
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Honaker thinks the facility would create significant tax revenue for the county and perhaps help recruit companies to the region. Silver executive Scott Little, who was formerly general manager at the renowned Inn at Little Washington, has been guiding the conceptual plans. Silver frequently sells its projects after they're developed, but Honaker said the company plans to own and operate the lodge itself.
Not everyone is thrilled with the idea. Gil Shelton, who owns the adjacent 280-acre Moss Neck Manor property with his wife, Judy, said there are many questions that still need to be answered about the text amendment that Caroline is working on. Shelton and other nearby landowners have opposed mining projects in that area.
Shelton also said in an email that he and his wife own the trademark rights for the name "Moss Neck," which means the name can't be used for any commercial purpose without their approval.
Honaker said his team hasn't come up with a name for the facility yet.
The land that Larry Silver owns was recently the subject of a lawsuit that was settled late last year. It involved a lawsuit that Silver filed against the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and The Conservation Fund over a proposed 300-acre easement on the property that was never completed. The easement would have been part of the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program surrounding Fort A.P. Hill.
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