ARB Reviews Mill District Requests November 17

by | Nov 17, 2014 | Government

The Heritage Trail runs adjacent to the former grain elevator. Dreamland, LLC, wants to intersect this section of the trial with a driveway into a condominium parking lot. Opponents say the traffic would destroy the trail. Photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

Fredericksburg’s Architectural Review Board (ARB) will discuss Dreamland, LLC’s, planned Mill District development during their November 17 meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St.

Read the entire agenda.

Former Fredericksburg Planning Commissioner Ed Whelan, lead of the project, is requesting a certificate of appropriateness for exterior alterations to three existing buildings and new construction of one building within the nine-acre planned development. The project is the subject of a rezoning request, which has been approved by the Fredericksburg Planning Commission and is awaiting action by City Council.

Read a review of City Council’s November 11 public hearing: Mill District Rezoning Faces Questions

The existing buildings in Whelan’s application are:

– 1900 Caroline St., which is the former grain elevator.
– 203 Ford St., the Woolen Mills property.
– 1709 Caroline St., the former Embrey Power Plant

New construction to be reviewed are proposed:

– “River Lofts,” adjacent to the power plant.
– A bridge between the Woolen Mills property and Princess Anne Street

The proposed bridge and the driveway through the Heritage Trail are two of the biggest problems with the proposed development, opponents said. Read more at Help Protect the Heritage Trail.

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