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 and the rezoning application is again active.
Approximately 22 acres are 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, Montgomery County and the Town of Blacksburg.
Midtown Development Partners is requesting to rezone 9.25 acres fronting South Main Street, from R-4, Low Density Residential to DC, Downtown Commercial for a mix of commercial, retail, office, restaurant, and residential uses. The residential density proposed in the DC district is a maximum of 24 units or 48 bedrooms per acre. The remaining 11.89 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. Public open space is also proposed.
The town’s Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use 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.
Meetings and public hearings to consider this application will be posted below as they are scheduled.Any changes to this schedule will be posted.
Additionally, the staff report and other documents will be posted to this site as they become available. Other documents related to this rezoning may be filed and will be posted to this website. Some of the documents are fairly large and may take a while to download.
New Meeting Dates
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 is an opportunity for the applicant to talk about the proposal, answer questions, and involve the public early in the process.
|Planning Commission Work Session: Tuesday, July 3, 5 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. Main St.
||The Planning Commission will review the request and the staff report. There will be an opportunity for the applicant to present the proposal. The public is welcome to attend, however this is not a public hearing and there will not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.|
|Planning Commission Public Hearing: TENTATIVE Tuesday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Blacksburg Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.
||The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the request and make recommendation to the Town Council. There will be an opportunity for public input at this hearing.|
|Town Council Work Session: TBD||The Town Council will review the request, the Planning Commission's recommendation, and the staff report. There will be an opportunity for the applicant to present the proposal. The public is welcome to attend, however this is not a public hearing, and there will not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting.|
|Town Council Public Hearing: TBD||The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the request and take final action on the requests. There will be an opportunity for public input at this meeting.|
2018 Revised Application Materials
2017 Application Materials
OBMS Application 10-6-17 (PDF)