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Zoning change at issue at public hearing

Monday, July 21, 2014

A public hearing will be held at the 6 p.m. meeting of the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday on a rezoning request for a proposed Dollar General store across from Sanville Elementary School.

PAR 3 Development Group LLC has asked that the supervisors approve rezoning the 2.7-acre property at 3874 Stones Dairy Road from neighborhood commercial B-2 to commercial B-1, which would allow PAR 3 to construct a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on the site.

At its July 9 meeting, the Henry County Planning Commission voted unanimously not to endorse the rezoning to the supervisors, as the commission felt that the heavier commercial uses allowed by B-1 zoning were not appropriate for the location.

The supervisors previously approved the re-zoning of the site from suburban residential S-R to neighborhood commercial B-2. However, that limited the size of the building that could be constructed on the site to 2,000 square feet, meaning that PAR 3 would have to obtain a special use permit from the Henry County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) to construct the intended 9,100-square-foot building.

The BZA denied that request at a May 28 meeting.

Also at their 6 p.m. meeting at the county administration building, the supervisors are scheduled to:

• Hold a public hearing and consider rezoning a property at approximately 5968 Greensboro Road in the Ridgeway District from commercial B-1 to agricultural A-1.

Kenneth Covington, the owner of the property, told the county planning commission at its July 9 meeting that he intends to place a dwelling on the site. The planning commission unanimously endorsed the rezoning request.

• Hear an update on general highway matters from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) resident engineer Lisa Hughes.

• Hear matters presented by the public. No one had contacted the county administrator’s office as of Thursday to request time on the agenda.


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