CVBT has joined the American Battlefield Trust, Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield, and private land owners in an effort to prevent the Wilderness Crossing Development project in Orange County, adjacent to the Wilderness Battlefield. This coalition of partners have filed suit to overturn the Orange County Board of Supervisors rezoning decision that would allow the proposed development.
CVBT believes the development plan fails to analyze serious impacts to the historic landscape and public utilities, or to address major environmental repercussions. Moreover, repeated procedural errors and failure to comply with Virginia Code and the county’s own Comprehensive Plan compel us, as neighboring landowners, to challenge this decision.
“A project of this magnitude is unprecedented for this significantly historical area,” said CVBT Board President Tom Van Winkle. “Orange County apparently failed to follow proper procedures and also failed to reply to several queries from the National Park Service and other public entities. CVBT will continue to advocate to do the right thing for the area and our nation’s history.”
Learn more about this project and our challenge to it here.