Liberty Landing conceptual layout.

Liberty Landing conceptual layout. (March 28, 2014)

NEW KENT – Tentatively, the New Kent County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the Liberty Landing subdivision in May.

Supervisors met with developers Boyd Homes and Bridgewater Crossing, Inc. on March 26 and decided to delay the pubic hearing, originally set for April 10.

Although the developers asked for a special called meeting in April, the public hearing is tenatively set for May.

Boyd Homes and Bridgewater Crossings, Inc. are proposing the construction of a 100-acre mixed-use development along Pocahontas Trail, or Route 60, in Quinton across from the Five Lakes and Patriot's Landing subdivisions, near the Chickahominy River.

The New Kent Planning Commission voted 8-1 with one abstention from supervisor Tommy Tiller, to forward the subdivision proposal to the New Kent Board of Supervisors with an unfavorable recommendation.

Increased traffic, insufficient commercial space, and property flooding are just a few of the reasons why the 100-acre Liberty Landing subdivision proposal got thumbs down from New Kent planning commissioners (see related article).

Martin can be reached by phone at: 804-885-0040.