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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.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings
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City Council Meeting - March 14, 2017 at 7:00pm

Special Use Permit – 257 Old South High Street (Section 10-3-40 (7) to Allow Occupancy of Not More than 4 Persons) [15KB]

Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Sections 10-3-24, 10-3-34 (5), 10-3-40 (5), 10-3-48.3 (18), 10-3-48.4 (10), 10-3-51 (10), and 10-3-52 (2) related to Community Buildings [15KB]

Special Use Permit – 192 Kelley Street (Section 10-3-40 (5) to Allow Community Buildings) [15KB]

Special Use Permit – 425 Hill Street (Section 10-3-40 (5) to Allow Community Buildings) [15KB]

 

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.

 

 


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) - May 8, 2017 (if needed) at 4:00pm

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.

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

 


Planning Commission Meeting - March 8, 2017 at 7:00pm

These public hearings will be held during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, which meets on the second Wednesday 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.

Notice of Public Hearing [151KB]

  • Rezoning – 1476 & 1486 South Main Street (R-3 to B-2C)
  • Rezoning – 2465, 2485, 2511, 2521 Reservoir Street (Campus View) (R-3 to R-5C)
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment – 1340, 1348, and 1356 South Main Street, and 1341 Edgelawn Drive (Stone Suites) (Land Use Guide Change: Professional to Mixed Use Development Areas)
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Section 10-3-55.4, Uses permitted only by Special Use Permit, to allow Business and Professional Offices 
  • Rezoning – 1340, 1348, 1356 South Main Street, and 1341 Edgelawn Drive (Stone Suites) (R-1/R-3 to R-5C)
  • Special Use Permit – 1340, 1348, 1356 South Main Street, and 1341 Edgelawn Drive (Stone Suites) (Section 10-3-55.4 (4) to allow Retail Stores, Convenience Shops, Personal Service Establishments, Restaurants, and the Proposed Business and Professional Offices)
  • Special Use Permit – 1340, 1348, 1356 South Main Street, and 1341 Edgelawn Drive (Stone Suites) (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 Packets webpage on the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting.

 


 

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.