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Green light for shows at Pleasants Landing

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Let the shows begin at Pleasants Landing.

After nearly two years of wrangling with county leaders, Michael Vallerie got a coveted permit Jan. 16 from the Louisa County Board of Supervisors that will allow him to host large outdoor concerts and events at the scenic Lake Anna property.

The nature of the events, which can be held on weekends in 2018 from May to Thanksgiving, is open-ended, though Vallerie says he will provide “wholesome entertainment.” He can host one event per week with up to 500 participants at any given time, of which one event each month can have amplified sound.

The supervisors agreed to give Vallerie the permit even though he is still in violation of the county code. One of the buildings on his property encroaches within the five-foot setback line near the lake’s edge.

Because of this and several other building and zoning code violations, the board’s July 5, 2017 vote on the Pleasants Landing events resulted in a 3-3 tie. At the time, supervisors indicated they would support outdoor events if Vallerie resolved the problem. The only apparent way to do so was to remove a set of stairs and a deck from the structure.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 18 edition of  The Central Virginian.

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