Glenmore Community Association

GCA Newsletter                         August 23 2012

In This Issue
Housing Development within Glenmore
Open House Signs
ConstructionTraffic Routes
Water System Maintenance

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Greetings!

We are pleased to provide this month's email newsletter from the Glenmore Community Association. As always, we welcome your feedback.  

 

This time we are featuring the real estate developments taking place within Glenmore, and the steps the GCA Board is taking to protect residents' interests. 

Housing Development within Glenmore
After a lull for a few years, development of new homes within Glenmore is now beginning to pick up.  Here is a summary of what's happening:

Livengood Section
This triangular section lies to the north-east of Pendower Lane, and is being marketed as Pendower Heights . The land was bought in 2007 by Glenmore Associates from the Livengood family, then sold this year to Piedmont Realty and Construction.  Piedmont is a well-established local builder of quality homes, owned by ex-resident Drew Holzwarth.  The section encompasses 25 acres, and will include 43 home-sites, with a small central park of native hardwoods.  Piedmont has built a home in Cambridge Hill Lane which is being using as a temporary sales office and show home, but will soon be moving into the newly built show home within Pendower Heights itself.  Ex-resident Jodi Mills is one of the realtors working from this location as selling agent.  The homes will range from 2,100 to 3,800 square feet.

Leake Section
This rectangular section lies immediately to the east of Carroll Creek, and is bordered on the east by  the new loop road connecting Farringdon Road at the north end to the original Carroll Creek road at the south end. The property was bought from the Leake family by Glenmore Associates in 2005, and they still own it.  Although the property is zoned for over 100 lots, no more than 50 can be developed without constructing a new crossing over the creek connecting the new loop road with Carroll Creek Road to VDOT standards.  Glenmore Associates has announced that they have an agreement with NVHomes to build homes on these lots, starting with the 8 lots nearest to the southern end which face directly onto the loop road. NVHomes is a large developer of quality homes in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and northern Virginia. They plan to construct a show home on one of these sites within the next few weeks. 

Leake & Glen Oaks mapThe four home-sites at the most northern end, nearest to the existing Farringdon Road, have been sold by Glenmore Associates to Central Virginia Real Estate Ventures LLC, owned by ex-resident Neal Sansovich.  As reported previously, Neal is applying for a re-zoning to incorporate an adjacent Running Deer Road lot, which would add a fifth home-site, but this requires a public hearing and Board of Supervisors approval, since it would extend the boundary of the existing development into rural zoned area.  Neal hopes to start building homes on these sites this fall.

Glen Oaks Section
Glen Oaks is the large rural section to the east and south of Leake, comprising approximately 584 acres, much of it the on other side of Limestone pond, and has several different owners. The largest parcel is The Preserve, 120 acres divided into 14 estate-sized lots ranging from 5 to 21 acres, sitting immediately opposite the Leake area.  This is owned and being developed by Sansovich Development LLC, also under the ownership of Neal Sansovich.

The large Glen Oaks parcels to the south of the Preserve (not shown on this map) are each intended for a single residence. These include two farm-sized lots in excess of 100 acres each,  two 21-acre lots, and four lots between 5 and 7 acres. Although Glen Oaks is all part of Glenmore, it lies outside of the county's growth area, and is not serviced by county water or sewer.  Glen Oaks also has its own Supplemental Declaration which provides more relaxed standards of architecture, usage, and appearance consistent with estate-sized lots.
Open House Signs
With the resurgence of development and house sale activity within Glenmore, the board of the GCA has taken steps to minimize its impact on current residents.  Most noticeably, the use of "Glenmore Open House" signs at road junctions is no longer permitted.  The gatehouse computer system is now able to provide any  visitors with printed directions to specific locations, making the signs redundant.  The signs will still be permitted directly in front of the house itself.

Additionally, the board has reinforced the ruling that all prospective purchasers must be authorized by the realtor involved before the gatehouse will let them into the community.  Bear in mind that there will shortly be three different realtor locations in Glenmore - the existing Real Estate III office, the Piedmont Realty show home, and NV Homes show home.

Construction Traffic Routes
Another action by the board has been to clearly define Truckwhich routes construction traffic may take to access both the  Livengood (Pendower Heights) and Leake/Glen Oaks (Preserve) sections where most development will be taking place.  These have been communicated to builders, realtors, and developers. 

Construction traffic to Livengood must follow Piper Way to Paddington Circle, then use Turnbridge Lane to access Ferndown Road.  Signs are to be placed at the top and bottom of the Scottish Homes area indicating no construction traffic through Darby Road

Traffic to the Leake and Glen Oaks area must follow Piper Way to the southern tip of the community, then take Carroll Creek Road.  Construction traffic is not permitted to use the Paddington Circle/Devon Pines/Newbridge Road route via the Q2 section.

Water System Maintenance

During the past two months a number of Glenmore residents have experienced water leaks on their irrigation systems which resulted in water bills of several thousand dollars. Others have experienced similar leaks in past years.

 

You should be aware that the water pressure in the street pipelines approaches the upper limit for domestic service of approximately 150 psi. Water pressure inside residences must be reduced to 80 psi with a pressure reducing valve to protect indoor plumbing, in accordance with County code.  Most outdoor irrigation systems do not have pressure regulators at all, so these are most vulnerable to leaks.

 

As homes age residential water plumbing systems can fail, resulting in both interior and exterior leaks. Residents may want to contact a plumber or irrigation contractor to review their water systems for proper maintenance to avoid water leaks.