RZN 17-0006 - Old Blacksburg Middle School Rezoning

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View of the Old Blacksburg Middle School site with grass and sidewalk in view looking toward downtown Blacksburg.

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

SPECIAL Planning Commission Work Session: Tuesday, July 31, 5 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. 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 not a public hearing and there was not be an opportunity for public comment during the meeting. 
Planning Commission Work Session: Tuesday, August 21, 5 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company Building, 400 S. 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.
Planning Commission Public Hearing: Tuesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.; Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, Second Floor, Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the request and made recommendations to the Town Council. There was an opportunity for public input at this hearing.
Town Council Work Session: Tuesday, September 18, 11 a.m., 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.
Additional Town Council Work Sessions: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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.
Town Council Public HearingTBD 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.

 

Staff Report

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) (PDF)

OBMS - Staff Report 6-29-18 without Attachments (PDF)

OBMS Attachment A - Maps (PDF)

OBMS Attachment B - Supporting Regulations (PDF)

OBMS Attachment C - Resolution 7-D-15 (PDF)

OBMS Attachment D - Staff Comments & Memo from HDRB (PDF)

OBMS Attachment E - Neighborhood Meeting Notes and Sign-in sheets (PDF)

OBMS Attachment F - Correspondence Received (PDF)

 

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 (PDF)

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

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

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

OBMS Pattern Book 4-13-18 (PDF)

OBMS Rezoning Application 4-13-18 (PDF)

OBMS Rezoning Exhibits 4-13-18 (PDF)

OBMS Traffic Study- 3-26-18 (PDF)

 

2017 Application Materials

OBMS Application 10-6-17 (PDF)

OBMS Pattern Book 10-6-17 (PDF)

OBMS Rezoning Application 10-6-17 (PDF)

OBMS Rezoning Exhibits 10-6-17 (PDF)

OBMS Traffic Impact Analysis Form 10-6-17 (PDF)

Stormwater Management Concept Plan 10-6-17 (PDF)

Stormwater Management Concept Plan Narrative (PDF)

OBMS Traffic Study 10-27-17 (PDF)

 

Other Related Documents

Signed Resolution 7-D-15 on OBMS Principles (PDF)

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