A core principle of Citizen’s First is respect for Blacksburg’s Comprehensive Plan, its citizen-generated guide for future growth and land use. Town Council will be considering two important issues with Comp Plan ramifications. Please consider contacting Town Council prior to its next meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m at Blacksburg Municipal Building, 300 South Main St.
1. Town Council will consider the 2014 Comp. Plan Amendments. Public input will be taken in a public hearing at that 10/4 meeting. The proposed amendments were approved by the Long Range Planning Committee and Planning Commission following substantial public input.
Citizens First supports all the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.
2. Town Council will consider a rezoning at 100 Eheart Street (corner of Main St) for a multifamily condominium Building on approximately 0.5 acres. The property is currently zoned R-5, a zoning that allows for up to two units if certain conditions are met. The Future Land Use map in the Comp. Plan proposes allowing up to 5 units or 10 bedrooms. This proposal is for 27 units and 37 bedrooms (The equivalent of 68 bedrooms/ 1 acre). The Planning Commission meeting on this application is here:
Citizens First opposes this rezoning application because it drastically deviates from the Comp. Plan.
Please contact Town Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, and voice your support for the 2014 Comprehensive Plan amendments and your opposition to the rezoning of 100 Eheart St.
Fidelity to the citizen-generated Comprehensive Plan remains one of our core principles. Thank you for your consideration and participation.