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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

January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Special Use Permit – 1045 Carriage Drive (Short-Term Rental in R-1)

Special Use Permit – 1592 CF Pours Drive (To Allow Business and Professional Offices in M-1)

Special Use Permit – 3055 South Main Street (To Allow Facilities Designed for Repair or Storage of Over The Road Tractors, Their Trailers, Heavy Equipment, Industrialized Buildings, or Agricultural Equipment in B-2)

Rezoning – 129 West Wolfe Street (M-1 to B-1C)

Rezoning – 231, 251, 261 South Liberty Street (M-1 to B-1)

Special Use Permit – 231, 251, 261 South Liberty Street (To Allow Manufacturing, Processing, and Assembly Operations in B-1)

Rezoning – 1043, 1045, 1059, 1061, 1063 South High Street (M-1 to B-2)

Special Use Permit – 1043 and 1061 South High Street (To Allow Manufacturing, Processing, and Assembly Operations in B-2)

Special Use Permit – 1043 and 1061 South High Street (To Allow Warehousing and Other Storage Facilities in B-2)

 

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 January 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 webpage approximately one week prior to the Board meeting.

 


 

Planning Commission Meeting -  December 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 [66KB]

  • Special Use Permit – 1045 Carriage Drive (Short-Term Rental in R-1)
  • Special Use Permit – 1592 CF Pours Drive (To Allow Business and Professional Offices in M-1)
  • Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Allow Vehicle Fuel Stations by Special Use Permit in B-1 - Tabled by Applicant
  • Special Use Permit – 380 North Mason Street (To Allow Vehicle Fuel Stations in B-1) - Tabled by Applicant
  • Special Use Permit – 3055 South Main Street (To Allow Facilities Designed for Repair or Storage of Over The Road Tractors, Their Trailers, Heavy Equipment, Industrialized Buildings, or Agricultural Equipment in B-2)
  • Rezoning – 129 West Wolfe Street (M-1 to B-1C)
  • Rezoning – 231, 251, 261 South Liberty Street (M-1 to B-1)
  • Special Use Permit – 231, 251, 261 South Liberty Street (To Allow Manufacturing, Processing, and Assembly Operations in B-1)
  • Rezoning – 1043, 1045, 1059, 1061, 1063 South High Street (M-1 to B-2)
  • Special Use Permit – 1043 and 1061 South High Street (To Allow Manufacturing, Processing, and Assembly Operations in B-2)
  • Special Use Permit – 1043 and 1061 South High Street (To Allow Warehousing and Other Storage Facilities in B-2)

Staff reports are posted on the Planning Commission 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.