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Rezoning Request for 712 Church Street

Post Date:12/21/2017

RZN17-0009-Request to rezone approximately 0.69 acres at 712 Church Street SE (Tax Parcel 257-4SEC 3 9-*) from R-5 Transitional Residential to PR Planned Residential for 7 income-restricted townhomes.  Request is made on behalf of Blacksburg Presbyterian Church Trustees (owner) by Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley.

The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a request to rezone four parcels at the intersection of Church Street SE and Hemlock Drive SE for income-restricted townhomes to be constructed by Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley.  The parcels are currently zoned R-5 Transitional Residential which allows single-family homes and duplexes by-right up to 20 bedrooms per acre; and the applicant requests to rezone the property to PR Planned Residential for the development of 7 income-restricted two-story townhome units with a total of 21 bedrooms total, which equates to 30 bedrooms per acre.  Each tenant must meet income eligibility requirements to own or rent in the development.  The applicant proposes that the two end units will be fully-ADA accessible, and the 5 interior units will have a number of accessible features as well.  The Future Land Use Designation for this site is Medium-Density Residential which allows for up to 20 bedrooms per acre.  The request for 30 bedrooms per acre does represent an increase in the envisioned density of the site.  Parking will be provided in a common parking lot at the rear of the units with a request for two on-street handicap spaces.   The applicant is also asking for a reduction in the amount of Open Space required, as permitted in the PR District Standards.               


Neighborhood Meeting:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:00 pm,
Blacksburg Motor Company Production Room
400 South Main Street.

Planning Commission Work Session:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 5:00 pm,
1st Floor Conference Room, Blacksburg Municipal Building
300 South Main Street

Planning Commission Public Hearing:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30 pm
Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Blacksburg Municipal Building
300 South Main Street

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