Lake Anna Plaza, located on the Louisa side of the Rt. 208 bridge has been the site of new construction this spring. Fourteen townhomes are being constructed by Evergreene Homes and Stone Circle, LLC to complete the row one street off the lake as well as a row on the water.

   “This is phase one and includes the nine under construction and another five to start in about 30 days. Ten are waterfront and four are off the water,” Evergreene Homes spokesman Lionel Carter to Life & Times recently. 

  The units under construction will be completed in June and are selling now. Five are under contract. 

   Carter noted Phase 2 will begin once Louisa County confirms acquisition of the Lake Anna Plaza wastewater treatment plant and capacity for additional homes allotted.

  “Once this occurs, Evergreene will construct 30 more townhomes on site, 10 will be waterfront and the other 20 will continue the row of townhomes off the water,” Carter explained.

   The water view units are selling in the upper 500’s and feature three bedrooms. The waterfronts units are selling in the upper 600s and lower 700s. These units feature four bedrooms.

   Regarding the design of the new townhomes fitting in with the existing townhomes, Carter said, “We worked very hard with the HOA to come up with a design for the Phase 2 units that blends well with the existing town homes to enhance value.”

   Lake Anna Plaza will be the site of construction in the years to come now that Louisa County has taken over the wastewater treatment plant.

   In other development news, the Wills Company is working through Spotsylvania County meetings and hearings to develop the 155-acre Hayden Farm tract in the upper Pamunkey Branch of the lake. This is the same property they considered building an RV resort on last year.

  The new plan calls for 40 Evergreene Builders estate homes, a clubhouse, swimming pool, walking trails, boat ramp for residents and a common area with 40 boat slips deeded to each lot. There are nine waterfront lots and 31 access lots planned. The existing, historic Hayden home will remain part of the property. Access is planned off Rt. 522.

   “If all goes well, we anticipate rezoning by the end of 2023, site plan approval by the end of 2024 and commencement of the project,” Cart told Life & Times.  “We are taking a lot of acres and making it an upscale community featuring 4,200 to 7,500 sq. ft. homes. It will be a neighborhood environment with one-acre lots.”

  The Wills Company is also working on a new community off Rt. 208 in Spotsylvania County that touches the lake in Hairfield Branch. The project is also currently working through the Spotsylvania public hearing process.

  This development is planned for both sides of Rt. 208 on Hairfield property – 152 acres lakeside and 85 on the other side. Carter says they are proposing a 74-home community featuring approximately 12 waterfront lots, ample open space, upscale, amenity-rich homes, a beach club, a pool, walking trail, private boat ramp/access area with all lots receiving a deeded boat slip.

  There are commercial sites planned for the opposite side of the road, long Rt. 208. The commercial sites are individual bubbles that could be restaurants, retail, medical and/or a grocery store. 

   Evergreene Homes is currently building homes in the new Rock Island community and Elk Creek Landing as well as all over the lake. There is a model home in Rock Island on lot 39 and it’s called The Robey. It will be open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.