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Rezoning History

Midtown plaza concept at the corner of Eheart Street and South Main Street

Project Status

Rezoning

Development Agreement

Public Safety Complex and Parking Garage

Project History

Upcoming Meetings

Project Documents 

 

Current Status of Old Blacksburg Middle School Project

The Old Blacksburg Middle School (OBMS) rezoning application submitted by Midtown Redevelopment Partners, LLC (“Midtown”) was approved by the Planning Commission. On May 14, 2019, Town Council approved the rezoning and development agreement. 

Rezoning

Approximately 21 acres were included in the rezoning application filed by Midtown Development Partners. The overall property has frontage on South Main Street and runs between Eheart Street and Clay Street and extends back to Willard Drive. The rezoning includes land owned by Midtown Development Partners and the Town of Blacksburg. 

Midtown Development Partners requested to rezone 10.59 acres fronting South Main Street, from R-4, Low Density Residential to DC, Downtown Commercial for a mix of commercial, retail, office, restaurant, hotel and residential uses. The residential density proposed in the DC district is a maximum of 24 units or 48 bedrooms per acre. The remaining 10.54 acres is proposed to be rezoned from R-4, Low Density Residential to PR, Planned Residential for a mixture of multi-level, multi-family buildings and multi-level townhome buildings with a maximum of 24 units or 48 bedrooms per acre. Three areas of public open space were also proposed. In addition, a portion of the site along Clay Street will house a new Public Safety building.

The Town’s Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map Designation is still Civic reflecting the previous use of the parcel as a public school. The school was demolished in 2011. The area also has a Mixed Use designation on the Future Land Use Map. 

Development Agreement

The town and Midtown negotiated a development agreement, for the OBMS site. The current Midtown proposal requires significant investment of public dollars into public improvements within the project. The development agreement is a contract between the town and Midtown which details the level of public investment, such as construction and ownership of a parking garage and public spaces. The development agreement also details the responsibilities of Midtown for the public investment to be made.

Development agreement fact sheet

Development Agreement - Midtown and Blacksburg (Final Version 5.13.19)

Draft development agreement

Public Safety Complex and Parking Garage 

Project History

The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department received a request to rezone the Old Blacksburg Middle School Property in 2017. After a neighborhood meeting and a Planning Commission work session in 2017, the application was placed on hold while the applicants prepared revisions to the application materials. The revised materials were submitted on April 13, 2018. The Planning Commission considered the previous application and recommended approval on September 4, 2018. A revised application was submitted on February 8, 2019. The revised application was referred back to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission has acted upon the rezoning and the rezoning was approved by Town Council. In addition to the rezoning, the Town Council also approved a Development Agreement between Midtown Partners and the town, on May 14, 2019.

Meetings

Town Council Public Hearing on PPEA Interim Agreement: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
7:30 p.m., Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, 2nd Floor Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.

Town Council will hold a public hearing and take action. There will be an opportunity for public input at this meeting.

Approved with a vote of 7/0

Town Council Public Hearing on current application and another on the development agreement

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
7:30 p.m., Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, 2nd Floor Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.


Town Council will hold public hearings and take final actions. There will be an opportunity for public input at this meeting.

Approved with a vote of 7/0

2019 Town Council Work Sessions on current application

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11 a.m., Blacksburg Motor Company
Building, 400 S. Main St.

The Town Council will continue to review the request, the Planning Commission's recommendation and any new and existing documents, submittals and staff reports.  The public is welcome to attend but there will not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.  

A new submittal was received on January 16, 2019 and revised on February 8, 2019. 

Planning Commission Public Hearing on previous application:
Tuesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.; Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Second Floor, Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.

Planning Commission Public Hearing on current application: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.; Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Second Floor, Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St. .

Planning Commission Public Hearing on current application: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 7:30 pm; Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Second Floor, Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.

A new submittal was received on January 16, 2019 and revised on February 8, 2019.  The revised application has been referred back to the Planning Commission for discussion and action.

The March 5th public hearing will include a staff presentation, applicant presentation and public input.  The public hearing will be continued to March 19, 2019.  Public input will also be taken at the continued public hearing.  The Planning Commission will discuss the rezoning and is expected to take action on the rezoning at the March 19th meeting.

3/19/2019
Planning Commission
(Recommendation: Approval with a  vote of 5/3)

Town Council Work Sessions on previous application: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11 am., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. Main St. 

The Town Council reviewed the request, the Planning Commission's recommendation, and the staff report. There was an opportunity for the applicant to present the proposal. The public was welcomed to attend, however this was not a public hearing, and there was not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.

Planning Commission Work Sessions on previous application:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5:00 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. Main St.

Planning Commission Work Session on current application:  
Tuesday, February 19, 5 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. Main St.

Planning Commission Work Session on current application:
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room, 1st Floor, Municipal Building, 300 South Main St.

The Planning Commission reviewed the request and the staff report.  There was an opportunity for the applicant to  present the proposal.  The public was welcomed to attend, however, this was a not a public hearing and there was not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.

A new submittal was received on January 16, 2019 and revised on February 8, 2019.  The revised application has been referred to the Planning Commission for discussion and possible action.

 

Neighborhood Meeting: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 p.m., Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Blacksburg Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.

*Additional input meetings may be held and dates will be posted here.

This was an opportunity for the applicant to talk about the proposal, answer questions, and involve the public early in the process.

2019 Revised Application Materials

Most Recent Submittal - May 13, 2019

Development Agreement - Midtown and Blacksburg (Final Version 05-13-19)

501 South Main St. - Rezoning Drawings - 05-13-19

501 South Main St. - Pattern Book - 05-13-19

501 South Main St. - Rezoning Application - 05-13-19

 

Previous Submittals

501 South Main St. - Rezoning Application - 04-25-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Rezoning Drawings - 04-25-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Cover Letter to A. McClung with Updates - 04-25-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Pattern Book - 04-25-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Re-submittal Cover Letter - 03-12-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Revised Proffer Statement - 03-12-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Revised Application Page 32 - 03-12-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Exhibit B Graphic - 03-12-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Letter to Anne McClung - 02-28-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Revisions to Proffer Statement and Application - 02-28-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Revised Application Drawings - 02-08-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St.  - Revised Pattern Book - 02-08-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Revised Rezoning Application - 02-08-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Revised Traffic Study - 02-08-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Revised Application Drawings - 01-16-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Revised Pattern Book - 01-16-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Revised Application - 01-16-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

2019 Staff Reports

501 South Main St. - PC to TC Memo - 03-19-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - TC Cover Memo - 04-04-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - Memo to Planning Commission - 03-01-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Staff Report with Attachments - 02-15-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St - Staff Report with Attachments - 03-15-19 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

2018 Staff Reports

OBMS PC Memo update - 08-31-18

OBMS Revised PC update memo 08-17-18

OBMS - PC Update Memo with Attachments - 08-17-18

OBMS PC Update Memo 07-27-18

OBMS PC Update Attachment 1 - Revisions

OBMS - Staff Report 6-29-18 with Attachments (large file)

OBMS - Staff Report 6-29-18 without Attachments

OBMS Attachment A - Maps 

OBMS Attachment B - Supporting Regulations

OBMS Attachment C - Resolution 7-D-15

OBMS Attachment D - Staff Comments & Memo from HDRB

OBMS Attachment E - Neighborhood Meeting Notes and Sign-in sheets

OBMS Attachment F - Correspondence Received 

2018 Revised Application Materials

501 South Main St. - Revised Traffic Study - 09-05-18 - RZN17-0006 - ORD 1866

501 South Main St. - OBMS Rezoning Updates - 08-30-18

501 South Main St. - OBMS Revised Application - 08-30-18

501 South Main St. - OBMS Pattern Book - 08-30-18

501 South Main St - Revised Application - 08-10-18 - RZN17-0006

501 South Main St - Revised Pattern Book - 08-10-18 - RZN17-0006 

501 South Main St - Revised Rezoning Exhibits - 08-10-18 - RZN17-0006 

501 South Main St - Rezone Updates - 08-10-18 - RZN17-0006 

OBMS Pattern Book 4-13-18 

OBMS Rezoning Application 4-13-18

OBMS Rezoning Exhibits 4-13-18 

OBMS Traffic Study- 3-26-18

2017 Application Materials

OBMS Application 10-6-17 

OBMS Pattern Book 10-6-17 

OBMS Rezoning Application 10-6-17 

OBMS Rezoning Exhibits 10-6-17 

OBMS Traffic Impact Analysis Form 10-6-17 

Stormwater Management Concept Plan 10-6-17 

Stormwater Management Concept Plan Narrative 

OBMS Traffic Study 10-27-17  

Other Related Documents

Signed Resolution 7-D-15 on OBMS Principles 

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