- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

WARSAW, Va. (AP) - A luxury resort proposed for a Rappahannock River site where hundreds of bald eagles gather has taken one step forward.

The Richmond County Board of Supervisors has approved a zoning change for the $330 million development on Fones Cliff.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1Y6Wzob) reports that the vote Thursday is one step in a years-long process.

The development proposed by Diatomite Corporation of America involves nearly 1,000 acres. It would include a lodge and hundreds of homes.

The resort has been opposed by some who fear the development would spook hundreds of bald eagles that gather along the Rappahannock. The birds are drawn to the river by the fish and fowl that abound there.

Nearly 500 pairs of nesting eagles are found along the James and Rappahannock rivers.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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