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Haymount: Caroline County, Virginia.

Haymount was one of the first New Urban projects proposed in the United States, and in 1988, the first in Virginia. McGuireWoods handled all of the land use and environmental planning for this project. This involved preparation of new provisions for Caroline County’s Comprehensive Plan, modification of the zoning ordinance to allow Traditional Neighborhood Development, and extensive negotiations with the Department of Transportation regarding New Urban streets. The Firm has managed wetlands, endangered species and archaeological issues for this community, as well as advising on voice, video and data and distributed power issues. McGuireWoods has negotiated water and waste water contracts and the financing for the project. McGuireWoods has drafted homeowner association documents and a Community Code (implementing the architecture and design codes as well as sustainable development features). The Firm has assisted the project with intellectual property issues.