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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 and Planning Commission 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

September 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm 

CDBG 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) [77KB] Word Document

Special use permit to allow short-term rental at 130 South Brook Avenue. [29KB] Word Document

Special use permit to allow short-term rental at 789 Blue Ridge Drive. [29KB] Word Document

Special use permit to allow short-term rental at 165 New York Avenue [29KB] 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 -  September 11, 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 [117KB]

  • Special Use Permits – Short-Term Rentals
    • 551 Myers Avenue 
    • 231 West Grace Street 
  • Special Use Permit – 85 West Gay Street (Manufacturing and Processing in B-1)
  • Rezoning – 2150, 2152, 2156, and 2158 Reservoir Street and 717 Foley Road (R-3 to R-5C)
  • Special Use Permit - 2150, 2152, 2156, and 2158 Reservoir Street and 717 Foley Road (Section 10-3-55.4 (1) to Allow Multi-Family Dwellings of More Than Twelve Units Per Building)
  • Special Use Permit - 2150, 2152, 2156, 2158 Reservoir Street and 717 Foley Road (Section 10-3-55.4 (2) to Allow Multi-Family Buildings Greater Than Four Stories and/or Fifty-Two Feet in Height)
  • Special Use Permit - 2150, 2152, 2156, and 2158 Reservoir Street and 717 Foley Road (Section 10-3-55.4 (4) to Allow Retail Stores, Convenience Shops, Personal Service Establishments, and Business and Professional Offices)
  • Rezoning – 709 & 711 Foley Road (R-3 to R-5C)

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.