RZN19-0004/ORD 1904-Request to rezone a total of 6.59 acres from GC General Commercial and R-5 Transitional Residential zoning districts to PR Planned Residential zoning district at 1310 North Main Street and 1013 Giles Road (Tax Map Nos. 196-A 21-23, 196-A 22A, 196-A 29 (portion)& 196-A-37)) for a mixed use commercial/multi-unit residential development by Pat Bixler on behalf of CDE Properties, LLC (applicant/owner) and Ricky and Debra Argabright, Ronald and Victoria Green, HRC Inc, and BCCS, LLC (owners).
The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a request to rezone 5 parcels plus a portion of an additional parcel totaling 6.59 acres from GC General Commercial and R-5 Transitional Residential to PR Planned Residential. The parcels are located along the 1300 block of North Main Street and the 1000 block of Giles Road. There was a previous attempt to rezone parts of these properties in 2016 but the rezoning request was never completed. The developer is proposing seven buildings on the site, one of which will be mixed use commercial/multi-family with commercial on the ground floor and residential on the upper floors. The other buildings proposed are two multi-family residential buildings and 4 buildings with townhomes. The proposed maximum number of residential units will be no greater than 20 units/acre (130 units) and the maximum bedroom count will be no greater than 59 bedrooms/acre (389 bedrooms).
Included in this proposal is a boundary line adjustment between the applicant and the owner of Tax Parcel No. 196-A 29 Ricky and Debra Argabright. This will allow the construction of a drive aisle and sidewalk infrastructure to provide direct vehicular, pedestrian and bike access for residents, employees and customers to move freely between North Main Street and Giles Road.
The parcels designated as Tax Parcels 196-A 21-23 and Tax Parcel 196-A 29 are currently zoned GC General Commercial and are currently designated as High Impact Commercial on the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and lies between two Mixed Use Areas (Area C & Area H). High Impact Commercial does not contemplate density.
The parcel designated as Tax Parcel 197-A 37 is currently zoned R-5 Transitional Residential and is currently designated as Medium Density Residential on the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. This Future Land Use is defined as “having up to ten dwelling units per acre or up to 20 bedrooms per acre.” The proposed residential density reflects an increase above the Future Land Use designation.
The following meetings have been scheduled to consider this application:
||Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5:30 pm in the Blacksburg Motor Company Building at 400 S. Main St.
||This is an informal meeting that will give the applicant the opportunity to present the plans and provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions. A staff member from the Planning Department will forward the notes from the meeting to the Planning Commission and Town Council.
|Planning Commission Work Session
||Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:00 pm in the Blacksburg Motor Company Building at 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.
|Planning Commission Public Hearing
||Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:30 pm in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, 2nd Floor Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St.
||The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the request and make a recommendation to Town Council. There will be an opportunity for the applicant and the public to comment.
|Town Council Work Session
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 am in the Blacksburg Motor Company Building at 400 South Main St.
Additional Work Sessions:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:00 am in the Blacksburg Motor Company Building at 400 South Main St.
|The Town Council will review the request, the staff report and the Planning Commission's recommendation. 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.
|Town Council Public Hearing
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:30 pm in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers. 2nd Floor Municipal Building, 300 South Main St.
UPDATE: The December 10 Town Council Public Hearing has been cancelled and is rescheduled to February 11, 2020.
| The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the request and take final action. There will be an opportunity for the applicant and the public to comment.
Please contact Kinsey O'Shea, Town Planner at 540-443-1300 or by email at email@example.com for more information.