Board of Supervisors to hold public hearings on three proposals

Tjefferson@vagazette.com
Board of Supervisors to hold public hearings on three proposals

The James City County Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the Warhill Sports Complex master amendment, an ordinance to allow for food trucks in some areas of the county and the construction of an auxiliary gym at Lafayette high school.

Warhill Sports Complex

The county is considering whether to relocate an indoor gymnasium and add a multipurpose room to the Warhill Sports Complex as well as a WATA station. The WATA bus transfer station would be onsite but outside of the park proper.

"We clearly need additional gymnasiums to meet volleyball and basketball (demand)," said John Carnifax, county Parks and Recreation director said. "We need more gymnasium space."

Carnifax said it's hard to tell exactly how long the project would take, if it's approved. He estimated the project could take another year or two.

Residents voiced concerns about traffic at the Longhill Road and Warhill Trail intersection during a planning commission meeting in October.

Food trucks

The proposed amendments would allow food trucks to operate in districts designated limited business and industrial, general industrial, planned unit development-commercial and public lands, according to the county.

These designations correspond to locations including Busch Corporate Center, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Stonehouse Commercial Park and schools and parks, according to Paul Holt, James City County planning director.

Lafayette High School gym

At Lafayette High School, architects are proposing a 10,000-square-foot building that includes a standard-sized basketball court, 22-foot high ceilings, bleachers with capacity for 204 students, a concession stand, scoreboard and 600 square feet of storage space. If approved this will allow for the construction of the gym and bring the school into conformance with the zoning ordinance.

The gym would cost $2.38 million and be ready for 2018-19 school year.

Jefferson can be reached by phone at 790-9313.

Want to go?

When: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13

Where: 101 Mounts Bay Road

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