Mechanicsville movie theater project deferred

Opponents of a proposed movie theater in Mechanicsville held neon signs showing their objections during a Sept. 11 meeting.

Opponents of a proposed movie theater in Mechanicsville held neon signs showing their objections during a Sept. 11 meeting.

Opponents of a proposed movie theater in Mechanicsville will have to wait until next month to see if it goes forward.

Sept. 11, the Board of Supervisors deferred the proposal until Oct. 23. In the meantime, developers Hanover Village LLC and their attorney Andrew Condlin will team up with Planning Department staff to perform a traffic impact study on the roads surrounding the proposed site.

Roughly 90 residents gathered at the Board meeting Sept. 11, more than a dozen held neon-yellow signs with messages protesting the proposed 12-screen theater that would be located in the Hanover Village Shopping Center off Route 360.

About seven people spoke out against the project, citing concerns over crime and traffic, while four residents announced their support for the construction of a movie theater in Mechanicsville.

The public will be afforded another opportunity to speak when the Board again takes up the project Oct. 23.

 

 

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:13 am