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LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 7 overheard IS IT FACT OR FICTION New Developments Coming Kavros Site Work Begins continued from page 5 Each year visitors and resi- dents alike thrill to the sights and sounds of a professional fire- works display rendered just after dark from Dike 2. This event is coordinated by the Lake Anna Civic Association LACA and run by Zambelli Fireworks a full service fireworks display and py- rotechnics company operating since 1893. Doug Smith president of LACA and his team arrange for the Zambelli display and raise funds to pay for it. This years display will be held Saturday July 2. In the event of rain the display will be held the following Saturday. The annual displays touch off soon after dark 930 pm and run for about a half hour. They have featured single and mul- tiple shell aerial bursts dancing fountains and a rousing grand finale that often brings the crowd to a standing ovation. Lake Anna Fireworks July 2 Viewing the fireworks display is done best by boat as Dike 2 is located in the down lake re- gion and not accessible by car. Boating after dark especially on a night where nearly 500 craft of all types are on the water can be challenging and is not advisable for unexperienced boaters. Local law enforcement main- tain a strict No Boat perimeter around the display area and patrol through the evening to keep everyone safe. A reminder there are absolutely no personal watercraft permited on the lake after dark. Bow and stern lights must be lit while viewing the per- formance in a boat. Fireworks Committee Chair Mike May can be reached at mike_maylakeannavirginia. org if youd like to make a dona- tion. You can also send dona- tions to LACA Fireworks PO Box 217 Mineral VA 23117. Mike and Roxanne Kavros residents of Oak Grove Es- tates at the lake have begun the initial transformation of their 25 acres of land that will one day become potentially a restaurant winery brewery andor dance hall Their property is located just behind Lake Region Repair not far from the intersection of Chopping Road and Rt. 522. Passerbys will notice two en- trances on each road some clearing and some saplings. Living here full time we felt there were not enough choices for great dining expe- riences particularly in more of a mid to upscale category and sensed with the growing popularity of the lake and sur- rounding area that there was a void to be filled or looking at it another way as an opportu- nity. Couple eating along with some fun activities and the vi- sion was formed. We plan to develop a multi- purpose venue that will pro- vide great food and beverage choices and some fun activ- ity Kavros told LT. With the acreage completely being wooded and undevel- oped previously had been logged for loblolly pine trees Kavros noted it has truly been a start from scratch ground up process from day one. He and Roxanne have learned with all the different agencies requiring permits and support- ing engineering documents that it takes an inordinate amount of time and resources to start a business. The plan to begin construc- tion some time in the May- June time frame and looking at spring of 2017 to open with full service offerings So what are the new saplings for Weve got several varieties of apple trees growing. Be- sides the aesthetic value we believe they provide we hope to be able to use them to eat for baking and cider produc- tion. We would also love to be able to offer home grown veg- etables in the future as well as landscape the acreage to create a natural environment that people will want to come to multiple times a week not only for the dining experience but to also enjoy dessert bev- erages and a pretty sunset outdoors. Think a country chic setting. Owner Leaves Community Guessing The Lake Anna Business Partnership and Lake Anna Winery hosted local developers at a February Forum. Lake Anna Resort Rezoning Request Denied By LCBS Bringing to a close a nearly three-year long process the Louisa County Board of Super- visors LCBS voted 5-2 to deny Ed Blounts request to rezone 10 acres of land along Route 208 so he could develop a project dubbed The Lake Anna Resort. Blount a local builder was working with property own- ers Micheal A. and Gertrude C. Coleman to try and rezone their property to build a resort complex featuring 60 residential condominiums a hotel 10250 sq. ft. of commercial space spa restaurant pool public and pri- vate beaches and covered boat slips. Mineral District Supervisor home to the proposed rezon- ing Stephanie Koren made the motion to deny the request sec- onded by Cuckoo District Super- visor Wilie Gentry. Supervisors Dick Havasy Tommy Barlow and Tony Williams joined Koren and Gentry in opposing the re- zoning. Supervisors Troy Wade and Fitzgerald Barnes voted to approve it. Korens motion read... To deny rezoning to PUD based on the facts that our Planning Com- mission studied this application not once but twice and it was denied both times... but also for the health safety and public welfare of our citizens and also because I feel it is not in the best interest of the County. Koren and other Supervisors opposing the rezoning cited concerns with the proposed untested sewage treatment system the concept of a PUD planned urban development like Blounts on the lake the multi-story buildings a lack of community service in an area of the County Comprehenisve Plan that calls for such and lack of de- tails in the site plan. The applicant can resubmit a rezoning request one year af- ter the denial. The property is current zoned commercial and could be used for other types of development like a marina with- out rezoning. LKA LKA Mill Run subdivision features covered boat slips and a common area that includes a bathhouse. The 62-year-old from one of Lake Annas original developer families notes two of the lots are already under contract. LALC is marketing the lots through local realtors and showing them at least twice a week. Owners are free to choose any builder they wish. Whitlock also noted LALC has another project working a wa- terfront community on the main lake on the Louisa side. Other projects on the horizon for the lake from other develop- ers include the Estates at Terrys Run Goodwin Cove and The Towns at Point Sienna. The lat- ter plans to offer 81 town homes just across from Anna Point Ma- rina off Rt. 208 on the Spotsylva- nia side of the lake. Mill Run subdivision on the private side of the lake has re- cently completed a second set of covered boat docks and will be completing a bathhouse at the common area later soon. LKA