Tuesday March 18: Xanterra has asked James City County to withdraw the rezoning portion of their application and also to withdraw all portions of the Kingsmill Master Plan amendment of the application.
However they have indicated that they plan to file a new application in the near future.
This development makes it clear that Xanterra’s plans were ill-conceived from the outset. The many objections raised by residents at the March 5 Planning Commission meeting presented numerous roadblocks to the proposals, some of which were legal obstacles that Xanterra probably could not overcome, despite their apparent willingness to try to steam-roller the many legitimate complaints.
Residents plan to redouble their efforts to ensure that any future refiling of the same or similar plans by Xanterra meets the same resistance that the withdrawn proposals encountered.