Spotsylvania board okays rezoning

The last official approval has been given to rezone Chancellorsville battlefield land for high-density residences. The rezoning will allow Virginia developer Tricord to buy the land from owner John Mullins and to develop senior residences there.

There is now a 30 day period in which the approval can be contested or appealed. If that hurtle is passed, Tricord will have between Dec. 9 and Dec. 31 to exercise its purchase offer and close this land transaction.

News reports are quoting Civil War Preservation Trust as saying that Tricord will sell it 140 acres of land not wanted for senior housing. CWPT has not, however, issued a new press release or any statement on its website.