The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a request to rezone approximately 3.8 acres from a mix of Planned Residential (PR) with conditions and Low Density Multiunit Residential (RM-27) to PR with amended conditions. This area was previously the subject of RZN14-0006, which has been withdrawn. The current request is being made by property owner/developer ACC OP (Warren Street) LLC. The land is located in the 500 block of Warren Street, and in the 600 block of Green Street. Additionally, there is a companion request to vacate approximately 0.327 acres (14,244 square feet) of town-owned right-of-way along Warren Street, and in the alley adjacent to Warren Street. The applicant seeks the rezoning and right-of-way vacation in order to develop a multi-family development with a maximum of 298 bedrooms (74.5 bedrooms per acre) of purpose-built student housing. Additionally, the development will include surface parking, residential amenities, stormwater management, and other improvements. The subject parcels and surrounding parcels are shown as Medium Density Residential on the Future Land Use Map. Medium Density allows up to 10 units per acre or 20 bedrooms per acre. This does represent an increase in the allowed density. Please contact Kinsey O'Shea firstname.lastname@example.org 540-443-1300 for more information.
|Neighborhood Meeting: June 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Blacksburg Motor Company building, 400 S. Main St.||This is an informal meeting that will give the applicant the opportunity to present the plans and provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions. A staff member from the Planning and Building Department will forward the notes from the meeting to the Planning Commission and Town Council.|
|Planning Commission Work Session: October 16, 2018, 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: November 6, 2018, 7:30 pm, 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.|
Staff Report & Updates
Revised Application Materials 10-03-18