Comp Plan Review, Key Players to Meet Tomorrow!

Changes are being requested in the County and the Town. Attendance at meetings provides the information you need. Your voice is heard by direct contact with your Supervisor or Council Member and by speaking at Public Hearings. Get out, get involved.

The Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority will review preliminary issues identified by staff. Expect the BOS to authorize the Planning Commission to formally begin the 2012 update to the Comprehensive Plan.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Richmond Times-Dispatch Hanover Production Facility
8460 Times-Dispatch Blvd., Mechanicsville

Issues identifed to date include:

  • updating the current demographic and socio-economic data to evaluate changes that influence growth forecasts,
  • reconciling suburban residential land use policies with adopted zoning regulations,
  • evaluating the policies guiding Economic Development Zones (EDZs),
  • assessing the recommendations for Small Area Plans (SAPs) to determine consistency with current development trends, and
  • evaluating the Major Thoroughfare Plan (MTP) to see tf it is adeequate to meet traffic projections based on potential land use changes.

Ashland Plans May Include…More Fuel, More Floors

The Ashland Planning Commission will hear proposals for two zoning amendments and one Conditional Use Permit (CUP).

WHAT: Public Hearing
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ashland Town Hall, Council Chambers
101 Thompson St., Ashland

The PC will consider:

  • An amendment to “Planned Shopping Center District” that would permit convenience stores with fuel sales, with a CUP; would also allow an additional monument sign – it seems apparent that this first amendment has to be approved in order for the next amendment to go forward (hmmm…);
  • An amendment that would allow Giant (Martin’s) to have a retail fuel center on the property – the current Town Comp Plan indicates this would be an appropriate use; and
  • A CUP request by Virgingia Truck Center to allow a building that exceed 35 feet in height on the east side of Washington Hwy. just north of Jamestown Rd. – the current Twon Comp PLan indicates this would be an appropriate use.
    Your Planning Commissioners need to hear from you – attend the Public Hearing, voice your concerns.