The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a request to rezone a 1.59 acre parcel at 402 Clay St. SE from R-5 Transitional Residential to PR Planned Residential.
The vacant parcel was formerly the site of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, which was demolished in 2013. The development proposal is for 17 two-story townhomes that are a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom units.
The proposed maximum residential density will be 11 units per acre (17 units) or 28 beds per acre (44 beds) maximum. The parking ratio proposed for the development is one space per bedroom (44 spaces).
The future land use designation for the property is Medium Density Residential, which allows for up to 20 bedrooms per acre. This proposed project represents an increase over the residential density envisioned in the future land use designation.
The following meetings have been scheduled to consider this application:
Neighborhood Meeting: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 6:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers, on the second floor of the municipal building, 300 South Main St.; Planning Commission Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers on the second floor of the municipal building 300 South Main St.; and a town council public hearing, date and time to be determined.
The application and all relevant documents can be found on the Town of Blacksburg website at www.blacksburg.gov/publichearings.