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BRIEF: Eight homes proposed downtown

February 18, 2014

By Bill Freehling, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.

Feb. 19--A pair of local real estate investors want to build eight new houses on what they see as an up-and-coming area of downtown Fredericksburg.

Mike Adams and Jon Van Zandt hope to build the single-family detached houses on vacant lots near the intersection of Dunmore and Charles streets, an area near the train station and central business district known as Darbytown.

The pair already have approval to build three homes that they plan to start soon. The three-level homes include about 2,000 square feet of living space with a 320-square-foot deck. The ground level would include about 1,000 square feet of storage and garage space.

Adams said he and Van Zandt want to build another five homes on adjacent lots they plan to buy. He said they could build three homes on those additional lots but need Fredericksburg City Council approval to build five because of density restrictions placed on the land, which is in the flood zone.

Adams expects the project to be before the Planning Commission in March and City Council in April.

Adams thinks building eight new homes in that neighborhood could help revitalize the entire area.

Bill Freehling: 540/374-5424


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