IW supervisors approve signage plan for Carrollton Publix, other Crossings tenants

Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Isle of Wight County supervisors have unanimously approved a master signage plan for the Publix grocery store and other commercial tenants of The Crossings at Bartlett Station development in Carrollton.

A stone veneer sign measuring just under 11½ feet wide and just over 7½ feet tall will be located in the median at Spadea Way, the development’s main access road. Two slightly smaller signs measuring 6 feet wide and just over 5½ feet tall will be built at the development’s alternate entrances at Channell Way and Lori Anne Way.

All three will advertise Publix as the development’s anchor tenant. Two directional signs mounted on 5-foot-tall brick columns will be built at the Spadea and Lori Ann entrances to Publix’s parking lot.

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The signs will list the name of the development’s commercial phase simply as “Bartlett Station” in homage to the unincorporated Bartlett community, James River Crossings President Jerry Bowman told the supervisors on Oct. 19. According to The Smithfield Times’ archives, a store operating out of a log cabin was built in the 1930s to cater to motorists traveling to and from the James River, Chuckatuck Creek and Nansemond River bridges that were built in 1928.

Publix announced in July that its Carrollton store will open in late 2024.

According to Bowman, work has already begun on the Publix site. Also in progress is a new branch of Langley Federal Credit Union and a Royal Farms gas station and convenience store.

The supervisors in August approved plans for a climate-controlled self-storage facility in an expansion of Bartlett Station’s commercial phase.