Entrance Royal leaders contemplate rezoning request | Nvdaily
A developer plans to construct homes on vacant land within the northwestern a part of Entrance Royal.
Rockledge Growth Firm LLC has requested town to rezone roughly 2.1 acres close to Jefferson Avenue and Hillcrest Drive from one residential neighborhood to a different, permitting for greater density housing, together with duplexes, townhouses and house buildings. The present zoning of the property solely permits single-family indifferent houses.
Metropolis Council has scheduled its public listening to on the rezoning for 7 p.m. in the present day on the Warren County Authorities Heart.
The developer proposed to restrict residential makes use of of the property by banning row homes or flats on the positioning. Neighborhood Planning and Growth Director Timothy Wilson defined by telephone on Friday that the proposed limitation, if accepted as a part of the rezoning request, would stay with the property, no matter who owns it.
The developer didn’t submit a sitemap that may present what he would possibly want to construct on the property, Wilson mentioned. If council approves the rezoning request, Wilson mentioned the developer would seemingly begin designing a challenge. The developer would additionally seemingly must subdivide the property and start that approval course of, Wilson mentioned.
The property’s steep topography may pose challenges for any improvement, Wilson mentioned. The topography additionally makes it troublesome to calculate what number of houses the developer may construct on the property, Wilson mentioned.
“If it was a flat 2 acre lot, clearly they might be capable to get extra tons than they will get,” Wilson mentioned.
The Planning Fee and the Metropolis Zoning Administrator really useful that Metropolis Council approve the rezoning request with the voluntary restriction provided by Rockledge to restrict residential makes use of of the property to single-family single-family houses and two-family duplexes. households.
The property is positioned west of North Shenandoah Avenue, on the north finish of Jefferson Avenue, bounded by an undeveloped portion of a devoted right-of-way with Hillcrest Drive to the south and the railway line to the north.
Town’s zoning ordinance describes the R-1 residential space as “composed of quiet, low-density residential areas, in addition to undeveloped areas the place related residential building seems prone to happen.” Town limits improvement within the R-1 district to single-family dwellings in addition to to varsities, parks, church buildings and sure public services.
Town defines the R-3 residential neighborhood as consisting of medium to excessive concentrations of residential use, with requirements designed to advertise and encourage “an acceptable surroundings for households wanting the facilities of house residing and the comfort of” be as shut as doable to retailers. , employment facilities and different neighborhood services. Town limits improvement on this space to single-family, two-family and multi-family dwellings in addition to faculties, parks, church buildings and public services.
District R-1 zoning guidelines require a minimal space of 10,000 sq. ft. Town wants no less than 6,000 sq. ft of land for single-family houses and seven,500 sq. ft for duplexes within the R-3 neighborhood.
The excellent metropolis plan designates the Rockledge property as “conservation” and is a part of the Shenandoah planning space. However neither the present nor proposed zoning districts adjust to the designation, in accordance with metropolis officers.