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 and age-restricted housing.

The developer is offering several different proffers to mitigate the impact of the development. In addition to road improvements, the developer is offering $26 million that could be used for the purchase of Crow’s Nest. (Read the news story.)

While this plan does not yet permanently protect the entire peninsula, it could be a step in the right direction towards saving Crow’s Nest. The devil is in the details, of course, and we will post an analysis of the Stafford Town Station plan here as the details become known.