The proposed RV Park, a multi-million dollar commercial development would be situated in a residential and agricultural section of Lake Anna on the Upper Pamunkey. The developers are seeking a Special Use Permit (SUP) for the site which is currently zoned Resort-Agricultural.
The developers of the proposed RV Park are planning 300 RV sites as well as 49 boat slips in this incredibly shallow area of the lake that has been ground zero for the harmful algae bloom that is plaguing the lake and growing each year.
WHY ARE WE CONCERNED? The stakeholders opposed to this development are full-time residents, property owners, weekenders, vacationers, and the community at large.
This development would set a devastating precedent, bring more negatives than positives to the community, exacerbate the existing HAB disaster, and threaten the safety of Lake Anna stakeholders on the water and the roads.
Contact the Commissioners Today!
Dr. Raymond Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Lane - email@example.com
Richard Thompson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Childress - email@example.com
Mary Lee Carter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Bullock - email@example.com
Jennifer Maddox - firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't Forget the Supervisors!
Barry Jett - email@example.com
It Doesn't Fit the Spotsy Comp Plan
Call it What it Is: Commercial Development
The property being considered for a SUP is zoned Resort Agricultural. The purpose of an (R-A) district is to "provide for low-density, single-family detached residential and agricultural uses in a rural setting on or near a lake". 300 RV pads is a big leap from the intent of zoning, not a simple extension of the by-right.
Creating a Devastating Precedent
Where's the Benefit to the County?
Paved over land with RVs that aren’t necessarily registered in Spotsy, isn't going to provide benefits to the constituents or the county's coffers. The developer's math isn't adding up. This is a bad deal for the county.
Don't Make a Bad Situation Worse
Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB)
The RV developers stated "If we destroy your water, we kill the goose that lays our golden egg". Considering the fact that the proposed site is at ground zero of the HAB outbreaks and "no swim" advisories ... well we don't know what they're thinking.
Adding Stress on our Rescue Services
Can We Learn From the Past?
In the early days of the lake, there was a DWR boat ramp adjacent to the 522 bridge immediately across from the proposed development. On a busy weekend, there might only be 25 boats launched from this location and it was determined to be an unsafe section of the lake and closed. Reintroduction of 49 boat slips is unacceptable and is not appropriate at the northern end of Upper Pamunkey Creek.
Rental Boats Add a Unique Element of Danger
Narrow, Shallow, Dangerous Boating Environment
The entire Upper Pamunkey Creek which is 3 miles long has approximately 88 slips. It has taken close to 50 years for this to occur. To add 49 slips overnight will inevitably create a dangerous boating environment on one of the most narrow, shallow and curvy parts of the lake.
The ideal development of this property would preserve the agricultural value while providing steady revenue to the county with a low burden on county resources, a favorable environmental impact, and of course a successful scenario for the owner/developer. We are not against development. We are against reckless development.
Contact the Spotsy Board of Supervisors
Barry Jett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Frazier - email@example.com
Chris Yakabouski - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Skinner - email@example.com
David Ross - David.Ross@spotsylvania.va.us
Timothy J. McLaughlin - McLaughlinTJ@spotsylvania.va.us
Kevin Marshall - firstname.lastname@example.org
LACA has valuable information related to this project
We are not affiliated with LACA or any individual HOA. However, we do encourage stakeholders to join LACA and check out their detailed overview of the Four Seasons RV development? Lots of valuable info: https://www.lakeannavirginia.org
Defend Lake Anna
Working to protect Lake Anna from all reckless development.
Our current focus is educating Lake Anna's stakeholders about the RV park development being proposed at the end of the Upper Pamunkey, one of the most shallow portions of the lake that has been battling the worst of the harmful algae bloom for the last several years.