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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

May 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm 

Rezoning and 3 Special Use Permits - 1051 Peach Grove Avenue [15KB]Word Document

Supplemental appropriation in the amount of $3,335,206 for the School Capital Projects Fund [50KB]

Disposition of real estate owned by the City of Harrisonburg located on the corner of Country Club Road and Linda Lane [14KB]Word Document

Disposition of real estate owned by the City of Harrisonburg located on East Washington Street [14KB]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.

 


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) - No June 2019 Meeting

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 - May 8, 2019 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 [94KB]

  • Special Use Permit – 785 Acorn Drive (Recreational and Leisure Time Activities in M-1)
  • Special Use Permit – 1451 Hillcrest Drive (Short-Term Rental)
  • Special Use Permit – 341 South Willow Street (Short-Term Rental)
  • Special Use Permit – 1110 Royal Court (Short-Term Rental) - Withdrawn by Applicant
  • Special Use Permit – 636 Wyndham Woods Circle (Short-Term Rental)
  • Special Use Permit – 981 Summit Avenue (Short-Term Rental)
  • Rezoning – 1385 Wine Drive (R-3C to B-2C)
  • Rezoning – 706, 710, and 714 Greenbriar Drive (R-1 to R-3C)
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment – To Establish and Add a New Zoning District to the Zoning Ordinance titled R-8 Small Lot Residential District, To Amend Off-Street Parking Regulations for Dwelling Units, and To Add a Definition to the Zoning Ordinance to define a building “Story”
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Off-Street Parking Regulations to Allow Community Centers Associated with Housing Developments to Have No Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements

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.