According to Jefferson County’s Planning Office, 392 houses were approved for the Harvest Hills subdivision in 2001. As of 2022 a total of 27 houses had been built in Phase 1 of the development — each on a roughly 1-acre lot. Arcadia Land, the developer, has submitted revised plans for Phase 2 of the development that would put an additional 1,009 homes on the 352 acres located off of Flowing Springs Road between Jefferson High School and the Duffields train station (image below).
Arcadia is asking to rezone the land from Rural (which limits density) to Residential Growth (which would allow high density). The rezoning request was reviewed by the County Commission at its Jan 18 meeting, where the commission voted to refer request to Planning Commission for review.
This request will require a public hearing (see meeting schedule below):
Feb 13 (7:00 pm) — Planning Commission will review the rezoning request
Mar 7 (9:30 am) — County Commission will hold a public hearing & vote on the rezoning request
County meetings are held in the basement of the Charles Town Library (entrance on North Samuel St). The County Commission has an open public comment time at the beginning of each meeting. Written comments can be emailed to info@JeffersonCountyWV.org.
The Planning Commission does not have open public comment at its meetings. Written comments can be emailed to zoning@JeffersonCountyWV.org.