Windsor Town Council approves new neighborhood

Published 9:44 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2011

By Merle Monahan

The Tidewater News

Windsor Town Council on Tuesday voted 5-1 to rezone 42 acres on North Court Street for a 212-unit housing development.

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Councilman Wesley Garris voted against rezoning the property from agriculture to residential because of anticipated increased traffic.

The proposed development by Napolitano Homes and Franciscus Homes of Virginia Beach, tentatively named Cambridge at Windsor, will include 85 single-family homes priced within the $200,000 range. It also will include 85 duplexes, ranging from the high $100,000s to the low $200,000s and four, 10-unit buildings with condominiums starting at $160,000.

Council had twice tabled the rezoning request because of various concerns.

The developer had indicated that the new homes would generate $51,310 in real estate taxes annually for the Town of Windsor and $226,812 to Isle of Wight County.

Water for the homes would come from the town water system, and sewer upgrades would be needed to the county system. A 200-foot left-turn lane would need to be developed on Route 258 for entering the development.

Construction is expected to begin in about a year.