Resort at lake moving along

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

After nearly a year of speculation concerning the estimated $29 million proposed Lake Anna Resort, plans are becoming more fleshed out and the permitting approval process will proceed in the next few months.

If approved by the County of Louisa, the proposed mixed commercial and residential development will be located on New Bridge Road, just before the Route 208 Bridge in Louisa County and across from the Lake Anna Plaza.

Jonathan Smith, representing the developers including Ed Blount and a group of unnamed investors, made a presentation to the Lake Anna Civic Association on Thursday, Nov. 7, providing basic information about the development.

According to Smith, if approved, the development will be built on approximately 20 acres. However,  the group has not purchased any land for the project yet.

“”We have an initial option to buy 10 acres from Mr. [Michael] Coleman to start with and also have talked with the owners of the Massie property.  Between the two parcels, we can get up to 20 acres that front Lake Anna,” Smith said.

According to Louisa County land records, Jabez P. Massie IV owns a 0.73 acre parcel adjacent to the Coleman parcel that is zoned C2 and is valued at $50,000.  Michael and Gertrude Coleman own the 22.51 acre parcel, of which Smith said developers have an option for 10 acres.

The group plans to file a zoning request on the 10 acres with Louisa County by the end of the year, according to Smith.

“We want to make our plans open and keep the public informed,” Smith said.  “We plan on staying within the county’s Comprehensive Plan and the Lake Anna Special Area Plan.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 14 edition of The Central Virginian.

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