Heron Landing Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do the water front lots extend to the water?
A: Yes, they actually extend all the way out into the water ensuring property owners will always have access to the lake.
Q: Can you have private docks?
A: Yes, any lot with a minimum of 100’ of shoreline is allowed to have a dock. All docks must be permitted by American Electric Power and are subject to their Shoreline Management Plan.
Q: What types of docks are allowed?
A: Most docks are floating docks due to the water level fluctuation. There are several dock builders on the lake who can either drive piles or utilize a cabling system.
Q: What are the homeowners association dues:
A: They are currently $250.00 annually with notices mailed in June.
Q: What lake access do off water lot owners have?
A: There is a local marina that has a boat ramp and slips available for rent. The boat storage within Heron Landing is available for all lot owners to store boat trailers in a secure area.
Q: How many lots are in the neighborhood?
A: Phase I has 58, Phase II has 40, Phase III has 41
Q: What are local real estate taxes?
A: Heron Landing is located within Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Taxes are based on 100% of assessed value. As of 2011, the tax rate is $.52 per $100 of assessed value.
Q: Are there public utilities available?
A: All water and sewer will be private systems on each lot, provided by the lot owner. All lots have a Virginia Department of Health approved septic system for a 3 bedroom home and an approved well location. The electrical lines are underground and serviced by Southside Electrical Cooperative.
Q: Are there any restrictive covenants?
A: Yes, all lots are subject to a recorded set of covenants. Homes must be a minimum of 1,600 square feet, exclsive of garages and porches. No exposed foundations are permitted. Trailers, mobile homes, motor homes, garages, tents or other temporary structures are not allowed. Architectural review and approval is required prior to any construction. Sites may be combined to form larger site but may not be further subdivided.
Q: What is the status of development?
A: As of summer 2012, there are some waterfront and interior lots available. Eleven homes have been completed for full time residence or vacation home use. There is currently only one completed home available for resale. The developer, Willow Oaks, turned the subdivision over to the homeowners in June 2011.