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Urbanna residents leery of proposed condominiums

There are 7 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Apr 15, 2008, titled Urbanna residents leery of proposed condominiums. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Franklin Delano "Buddy" Wyker can look out the living room window of his 19th century Watling Street home and take in sweeping views of tranquil Urbanna Creek and Rappahannock River.

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Springfield, VA

#1 Apr 15, 2008
Sounds like Mr. Wyker has got a case of "I've got mine....screw everybody else".

I love the comment that the condos should be "more quaint and charming".....maybe like the run-down "quaint and charming" dumps on Howard St?

"We want our waterfront to be such that it invites people rather than restricts it," Smith said." Wouldn't the condo residents be considered "people"?
Surry with a fringe

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Apr 15, 2008
Can't blame the guy for not wanting them but don't make a crusade out of it for any other reason.

United States

#3 Apr 15, 2008
This issue is not about whether the condos should be built or not, it is about developers coming into a historic area and abiding by the codes and guidelines that are in place.

Springfield, VA

#4 Apr 15, 2008
How can this be about "historic access" when the property in question has for at least the last 50 years been privately owned?

"historic area"......a run down marina is historic? I guess everything is historic if you wait long enough.

In Urbanna "codes and guidelines" are subjective. It is more about who you are.

This kind of reminds me of some of the folks who fought the Rosegill development. The same people who own a slip on what was once part of historic Rosegill. The same people who built homes on what was once part of historic Rosegill.....the part called Urbanna Harbor.

Washington, DC

#5 Apr 16, 2008
I worked at that marina as a teenage. I hope that the town people are heard and that the decision is based on what the town people want. Living in NOVA has opened my eyes to land development. I really hope it is done correctly or everyone will lose. Just ask all of the poor condo owners outside the beltway that have lost 50 to 100k on their condos. If single family houses are not built then townhouses would be the better choice.

Springfield, VA

#6 Apr 18, 2008
It's not just condos that have lost value outside the beltway. Single family homes there have taken a deep dive. It's not about the type of housing there....."it's the economy, stupid".

People need and want a place to live. Why is a single family home better than a condo? Most of the people who live in Urbanna are over 50. Not everyone over 50 wants a yard to maintain.

"based on what the town people want"....What about the rights of the property owner?
Carolyn White

Houston, TX

#7 Apr 23, 2008
I think it a good move and will adhance the area.Let others enjoy the waterfront like you and yours are doing.You aren't the only family that have money ,and the right to enjoy Urbanna let the town grow as it was intended to do from the very begining

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