Developers pull back on Boyers Crossing development in Rockingham County

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:41 PM EDT
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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - On Wednesday night, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors had planned to hold a public hearing for the Boyers Crossing rezoning and development until the developer announced they were pulling out.

Just last month, Baum’s LLC made changes to the site plan to remove apartments and include townhomes facing Boyers Road. Developers said at the same time this would help cut down on vehicle traffic for the surrounding neighborhood.

One component that would not be changing would have been the three-story storage unit building planned to be built at the back of the property.

In a statement from the developer, he said quote:

“Although we have significantly changed our project from its original design to address concerns of the community – such as reducing building heights, cutting the number of apartments by 55%, adding townhomes, decreasing density and reducing vehicle trips – we have decided to withdraw our current rezoning application for Boyers Crossing as it is apparent that a number of our neighbors are not ready to support the project. We look forward to continuing to engage in conversations with them in the near future to determine how our plan can be further adjusted to earn their support.”

George Daugharty, local developer of Boyers Crossing

The project would have had created 35 new apartments and 23 additional townhomes facing Boyers Road.

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