The mixed-use development Rush River Commons broke ground on Tuesday, with owner Chuck Akre calling it a “hallelujah” moment in an emotional speech.
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Construction of Rush River Commons, the Town of Washington’s first mixed-use development, is scheduled to begin next week, organizers with the project said on Tuesday.
The Rappahannock Food Pantry on Saturday has planned a proper in-person return of its annual benefit dinner to help raise funds for one of the county’s most valued nonprofit organizations that provides food to those in need.
Washington Town Council on Monday voted to allow the town’s attorney to convene with Rappahannock County’s Commonwealth’s Attorney and a lawyer for Rush River Commons to discuss the terms of potentially expanding the town’s boundary to accommodate the development’s proposed second phase.
Rush River Commons property owner Chuck Akre on Monday indicated to the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors that he would agree to not construct additional homes on the segment of his property that currently sits under the county’s jurisdiction if it means the body will support his efforts to adjust the Town of Washington’s boundary.
While some members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors have suggested exploring the possibility of claiming land from the Town of Washington near Courthouse Row as a boundary line adjustment concession, officials say the legality of such a move remains murky.
As talks surrounding Rush River Commons’ efforts to expand the Town of Washington’s boundary continue, several members of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors have made clear that they oppose the inclusion of additional housing units in the development’s proposed second phase.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday afternoon to postpone a meeting scheduled to take place later in the evening with the Rush River Commons property owner Chuck Akre, with some members saying the public wasn’t given proper notice of the meeting.
In a letter to the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, a spokesperson with Rush River Commons outlined potential uses of the development’s proposed expansion that’s been held up in talks over whether Town of Washington and county officials can reach an agreement to adjust the town’s boundary to accommodate the addition.
The Town of Washington Planning Commission met on Monday to hold a brainstorming session with residents to begin revising and updating Washington’s comprehensive plan to chart a course for the town over the next five years.