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The City of Harrisonburg is required to publicly advertise and provide notice for upcoming public hearings. This webpage will provide an additional resource for the public to be notified of upcoming public hearings.

Notice of Intent to Comply with Americans With Disabilities Act

Special assistance is available for disabled persons addressing City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals. Efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations based on individual needs of qualified individuals with disabilities, provided that notification at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the meeting has been received by the City Clerk's Office. For assistance, please contact the City Clerk's Office, 409 S. Main Street City Hall, at 540-432-7701.

Language Interpretation Services Available

Language interpretation service in Spanish is available for City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings. To ensure that interpreters are available at the meeting, interested persons must request the accommodation at least four (4) calendar days in advance of the meeting by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 540-432-7701 or by submitting a request online.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings
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City Council Meeting - January 11, 2022 meeting:

Special Use Permit – 43 Maplehurst Avenue (To Allow Short-Term Rental in the R-1 District) [38KB]Word Document

Alley Closing - Adjacent to 211 East Washington Street [38KB]Word Document

2022-2026 Consolidated Plan, 2022 Annual Action Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice [48KB]Word Document

These public hearings will be held during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place in City Hall, 409 South Main Street. Use the ground-level entrance, closest to Main Street in the front of the building to enter Council Chambers.

COVID-19 UPDATE: In accordance with the Emergency Resolution to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on January 11, 2022, the public will not be able to physically attend the meeting. The meeting can be viewed live on the City’s website, https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, and on Public Education Government Channel 3. A phone line will also be live where community members will be allowed to call in and speak with Council at 540-437-2687.

 


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) - January 3, 2022

The BZA meets as needed on the first Monday of the month at 4:00pm at the City Council Chambers (409 South Main Street). Use the ground-level entrance, closest to Main Street in the front of the building to enter Council Chambers.

NOTICE: Public Hearing scheduled for January 3, 2022 has been cancelled. The hearing will be rescheduled at a later date.

Notice of Public Hearing - 222 Campbell St [286KB]Word Document

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: In accordance with the Emergency Resolution to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on January 11, 2022, the public will not be able to physically attend the meeting. The meeting can be viewed live on the City’s website, https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, and on Public Education Government Channel 3. A phone line will also be live where community members will be allowed to call in and speak with the Board of Zoning Appeals at 540-437-2687. Community members may also express their views electronically by emailing Christopher.Perez-Leon@harrisonburgva.gov

Staff reports are posted on Board of Zoning Appeals webpage approximately one week prior to the Board meeting. 

 


 

Planning Commission Meeting - January 12, 2022

These public hearings will be held during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, which normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm in City Council Chambers at 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg.

Public Hearing Notice [95KB]

  • Special Use Permit – 217 Franklin Street (To Allow Short-Term Rental in the UR District)
  • Special Use Permit – 84 Pleasant Valley Road (Blue Ridge Marble, LLC) 
  • Rezoning – 50 & 52 Reservoir Street (R-2 to R-5)
  • Special Use Permit – 50 & 52 Reservoir Street (Section 10-3-55.4 (6) to Reduce Required Parking Areas
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment – To Allow Multiple-Family Dwellings and/or Mixed Use Buildings in the B-2, General Business District and Create Off-Street Parking Requirements for Multiple-Family Dwellings in the B-2 District
  • Special Use Permit – 381 University Boulevard (To Allow Multiple-Family Dwellings and/or Mixed Use Buildings in the B-2 District)
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Property on Lucy Drive located between Deyerle Avenue and Evelyn Byrd Avenue (Land Use Change: Limited Commercial to Mixed Use)
  • Rezoning – Property on Lucy Drive located between Deyerle Avenue and Evelyn Byrd Avenue (R-3 to R-5C)
  • Special Use Permit - Property on Lucy Drive located between Deyerle Avenue and Evelyn Byrd Avenue (Section 10-3-55.4 (1) to Allow Multi-Family Dwellings of More Than Twelve Units Per Building)

 

Staff reports are posted on the Planning Commission webpage on the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

In accordance with the Emergency Resolution to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on January 11, 2022, the public will not be able to physically attend the Planning Commission meeting. Community members will be able to watch the meeting live on the City’s website and Public Education Government Channel 3. 

A phone line will be live where community members can call in and speak with Planning Commission during the public hearings and public comment period. We ask those that wish to speak during the public comment period to not call in until after all the public hearings and public comment on those items have been heard. This will avoid anyone calling on any other item from holding up the queue and then being asked to call back at a later time. The telephone number to call in is: 540-437-2687.

Community members also may provide comment prior to the meeting by emailing: Thanh.Dang@harrisonburgva.gov.


 

Harrisonburg City Council must take action on many issues which require public notice under state law or city ordinances. Ordinances imposing or changing fees, levies, and taxes, land use actions (rezoning and special use permits), budget approvals or amendments, sale of city real estate, and many other issues require a public hearing that must be advertised in a newspaper having general circulation in the city.

While the Code of Virginia is very specific as to the notices required for specific actions, as a general rule, a public hearing must be advertised once a week for two consecutive weeks. There must be at least seven days between the first and second advertisements and the second advertisement shall not be more than ten days before the public hearing.