Ocean View P&Z approves site plans for Silver Woods


The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission recently unanimously approved the final site plan for Phase II of a mixed-used planned community, Silver Woods, as submitted by Robert Thornton.

At the hearing on Jan. 21, Ocean View Public Works Director Charles McMullen said the property on Beaver Dam Road would eventually include an assisted-living facility, which had previously been discussed with the commission. He noted that a full review of the facility is required but has yet to be presented to the commission.

Garth Jones of Becker Morgan Group, who represented Thornton at the hearing, said finding a company interested in the assisted-living facility has been more difficult than anticipated.

“Most who are interested in facility will not commit until they have some proof of the development going on,” he explained, adding that they believe that, once development begins on Phase II, that could change.

The commission approved the final site plan with conditions that included submitting a phasing plan and construction timeline and changing the plans to reflect the community having rolled curbs.

The commission also unanimously approved a preliminary land development site plan for 24, 26 and 28 Atlantic Avenue, submitted by the Evergreene Companies on behalf of the property owners OK Land Ltd. and Gerald and Mary Hurley.

Josh Mastrangelo of the Evergreene Companies said they hope to construct 15 townhouses in four clusters, with a community pool, on the property, which is zoned GB-1 (General Business).

That site plan was approved with a 4-0 vote, with the conditions that the name of the electric service that will provide power to the community be provided to the Town, along with the type of fence surrounding the community’s bulk trash receptacle being changed from chain-link to vinyl, and that an agreement be drafted explicitly stating that the community’s road will not be dedicated to the Town.