Stafford Lakes LP, the company that owns the bulk of the Crow’s Nest peninsula, has used heavy machinery to do illegal work there, including clearing underbrush and uprooting trees.  After observing some of this damage, Save Crow’s Nest filed a complaint on September 11, 2006 with the Stafford County Code Administration Department regarding suspected illegal… Read More

“Where is Crow’s Nest?”  Since the 4,000-acre peninsula currently sits behind locked gates that exclude the public, many people who do not live in the immediate area are unsure about its exact location. On the weekend of August 19th and 20th, though, more than seven thousand people traveled right past Crow’s Nest.  They were on… Read More

On July 31, 2006, in the Stafford Circuit Court, Judge Braxton granted the County’s motion to extend the time for the County to respond to a lawsuit by Stafford Lakes Limited Partnership. Stafford Lakes LP sued the Stafford County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors after the Planning Commission denied Stafford Lakes’ preliminary subdivision… Read More

On Tuesday, June 20th the Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to move forward with eminent domain proceedings to purchase Crow’s Nest. (Read the news story.) This follows the Board’s previous action of making a $30.5 million offer (see below under “Recent Developments”) to Stafford Lakes LP (aka K&M Properties) for a portion of… Read More

The County of Stafford has made an offer to purchase a portion of Crow’s Nest, about 2,900 acres. (Read the news story and the editorial calling upon the owners to accept the offer.)  The Board is to be commended for this action. However, saving the entire peninsula requires that all the property owned by Stafford… Read More

On May 19th, developer Rob Gollahon unveiled a plan for a major development, Stafford Town Station. The proposed plan calls for mixed office, commercial and residential use.  Although the property is currently approved for 148 single family homes, the proposed plan calls for more than 1,600 residential units, including a mix of townhouses, single family… Read More

On April 18th, the Stafford Board of Supervisors voted 4-2 to approve a transportation plan that includes building a new road that dead-end’s at Stafford Lakes LP’s Crow’s Nest property. The existing Andrew Chapel Road was not identified as a hazardous area or a priority for the County by the Youth Driver Task Force, but… Read More

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors is to be commended on taking two important steps at its March 21, 2006 meeting that have positive implications for the preservation of Crow’s Nest.  Both actions were approved unanimously.  (See our Report Card on the Board’s recent and pending action.) First, the Board unanimously passed a resolution to… Read More