Town council reviews new sketches of Rush River Commons

Design director says facades will mimic ‘architectural context of the town’.

By Rachel Needham

First glimpse of Rush River Commons development

Town officials take a tour of the Washington site

By Julia Shanahan

Town awaits details regarding ‘various issues’ with Rush River Commons proposal

Planning Commission asks about traffic, maintenance, sewer capacity.

By Rachel Needham

Town council inches toward approval of Akre project

“I feel this is a very important benefit for the Town of Washington,” said Mayor Fred Catlin.

By Rachel Needham

Rush River Commons proposes residential, commercial buildings — will Washington approve?

‘This is meant to be a common area to bring people together’

By Rachel Needham

Washington project is a go — without boundary change

Now called Rush River Commons, the former Black Kettle development moves forward

By Dennis Brack

Black Kettle Commons overcomes first potential hurdle

Three supervisors open to the project

By Tim Carrington for Foothills Forum

Clarification: This story has been updated from the print edition version to more accurately represent Supervisor Debbie Donehey’s position on the project. 

The Black Kettle Commons Project — suspended somewhere between a vision and a formal proposal — has quietly cleared a show-stopper hurdle, with three County Supervisors now open to a boundary adjustment that would slightly enlarge the town of Washington and pave the way for the mixed-use development to advance.

Black Kettle Commons Proposal Presented To Rapp BOS

Last Monday, Akre along with members of his development team, appeared before the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors informing them of his Planned Unit Development called Black Kettle Commons.

By Chuck Jackson