The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan that will see All American Mobility build a new location on Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania.
All American Mobility has applied to rezone 2.36 acres from residential to commercial to build 10,000 square foot retail and warehouse space for its medical supplies and services business on property between Southpoint Parkway and the Interstate 95 overpass.
A public hearing was held for the rezoning application. No residents spoke during the hearing. The board approved the rezoning, 6-0, with supervisor Tim McLaughlin absent.
Molly Flurry, a representative for All American Mobility, told supervisors that the company was leasing space in Central Park, but the company wanted to expand its offerings.
The rezoning allows the company to be closer to the Veterans Administration Health Care Center, which is under construction on 60 acres between Hood Drive and US 1 and is expected to open in 2024.
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“Their proposed new facility would allow them to be close to the new veterans health care center here in the county,” Flurry said. “It would also allow their customers to have an interactive showroom experience where they can try out products in a way that they currently cannot.”
She said the new facility will allow “adequate storage space.”
All American Mobility was established in 2006 and operates from its Central Park location. The company sells medical supplies and provides services such as home adaptations (stairlifts, wheelchair ramps) to improve mobility.
Increase in construction costs
Council on Tuesday approved staff-requested increases to building and land-use fees.
The fee, which covers construction, zoning and environmental works, was last updated by the county in 2016 and covered a four-year period, increasing 25% per year. Fees were not adjusted in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.
According to staff projections, the update is necessary to avoid shortfalls for services provided by the county for development projects in the county, including residential.
The board approved the fee changes, 5-1, with David Ross dissenting.
The fees will take effect on July 1.
The dog park gets water
Dogs and their owners have enjoyed Spotsy Dog Park in the county since it opened in October 2020.
The only downside to the park is its lack of water. The owners of the dog park have been working to secure funds for a connection to the county water line. So far, $10,000 has been raised, but more is needed to access water this summer.
According to a staff report, several supervisors requested that the county consider paying the $6,540 water connection cost.
The board approved, 5-1, with Lori Hayes dissenting. She does not support budget changes “outside of budget season”.
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