The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors shelved a suggested special tax district as part of two proposed mixed-used developments, Alexander’s Crossing and Jackson Village.

Earlier this month, the supervisors had a long discussion about the proposed developments. Most of the supervisors and the developers spoke against the proposed Special Service District, which would impose a tax of 30 cents per $100 assessed value on commercial property in the developments.

The revenue generated would be used for transportation improvements, including possible upgrades to U.S. 1 and Massaponax Church Road and a bridge over Interstate 95 to link the two projects.

The supervisors delayed a vote at the first meeting to allow Supervisor Tim McLaughlin to be present. He moved Tuesday to table the proposal indefinitely and let staff and developers work on the proposed developments. The supervisors approved the motion.

The developments cover a large swath of land on either side of Interstate 95 from the area around Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center south to Massaponax Church Road. 

The Alexander’s Crossing proposal covers more than 700 acres. It could have up to 2,600 residential units, including apartments, townhouses, houses and senior living homes. Another 1.5 million square feet of commercial space could be developed.

Jackson Village totals 240 acres and could have up to 2,279 residential units, including apartments, townhouses, houses and senior living homes, along with up to 298,000 square feet of commercial space.

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