I'm so grateful that Jerre Johnson, Donna Ware, and person after person from Kingsmill and James City County and Williamsburg turned out last night to point out to the commissioners how misguided this entire Xanterra plan is. Jim Zinn and KCSA should have just kept their opinions to themselves since they are prevented, legally, from taking a position against the company that controls them.
Perhaps it would have been better for the commissioners to go ahead and vote no. Staff says not to approve this. The community overwhelmingly says not to approve this. Who is it that wants to approve this? The out-of-town investor Xanterra, their out-of-town developer (long and) Winding Road, and their gun-for-hire local lawyer. That's it. As I've said from the beginning we do not need this and we do not want this.
We really don't need to be improved, according to Xanterra's idea of improving us, we think Kingsmill and James City County and Williamsburg are pretty good just as we are. And if the failed million-dollar cottages and Burwell's Bluff and shutting off of the club and river and restaurant are any indication of Xanterra's idea of how to improve Kingsmill - once again I say: No thanks!