BLACKSBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold public hearings on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers of the Blacksburg Municipal
Building, 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, regarding the following items:
Ordinance 2035: An Ordinance Rezoning 1.10± Acres of Land at 1200 Block of Airport Road
from R-4 Residential to Planned Residential Zoning.
This is a request to rezone approximately 1.1 acres of land from R-4 Low Density Residential to Planned Residential zoning for the development of 11 income-restricted townhomes with 33 bedrooms total in the 1200-block of Airport Road. Upon sale, the lots will become part of the
community land trust to ensure permanent affordability. Also included in the development is
surface parking and outdoor recreation amenities. The Future Land Use Designation for this
parcel is Medium-Density Residential, which allows up to 10 units per acre, or up to 20 bedrooms per acre for multifamily uses. The request to construct 11 units/33 bedrooms (10
units/acre or 30 bedrooms per acre) represents an increase in the allowable bedroom density
above the Future Land Use density of 20 bedrooms per acre.
Ordinance 2033: An Ordinance Vacating Portion of Public Rights-of-Way located at Airport Road.
This request is related to Ordinance 2035. The request is to vacate approximately 0.22 acres of
unbuilt Town-owned Right-of-Way, adjacent to land known as unbuilt Airport Drive and unbuilt
Virginia Street. The land to be vacated would be included in the proposed Habitat for Humanity
townhome development as driveway and rear yard space.
Ordinance 2036: An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of Public Right-of-Way Located at Rimrock
Road. This is a request to vacate approximately 0.47 acres of Town-owned Right-of-Way known as Rimrock Drive from Research Center Drive to its termination at the Route 460 Bypass. The
vacated property will be used as a private driveway to access the Blue Ridge Cancer Center.
Ordinance 2037: An Ordinance Vacating a Public Utility and Sidewalk Easement on Land
Located at 2600 Research Center Drive. This request accompanies Ordinance 2036 and would vacate active public utility and sidewalk easements that currently exist adjacent to the Rimrock Drive Right-of-Way. The existing
sidewalk will become private serving only this parcel and the existing fire hydrant will be removed. The ordinance will require these areas to be vacated prior to the approval of the site plan for the building and parking expansion.
CUP 23-0003: Conditional Use Permit Request for hotel use and additional height in the Downtown Commercial Zoning District at 501 South Main Street.
This Conditional Use Permit request for is for a hotel use and increased height above 60 feet in the Midtown Development at 501 South Main Street. The request is for a 144-room hotel in the
Downtown Commercial (DC) zoning district. It is proposed to be located on the parcel known as
Midtown DC Parcel 2. The height of the hotel building is proposed to be a maximum of 75 feet.
A Hotel/Motel use is permitted as a Conditional Use in the DC zoning district. The Future Land
Use (FLU) is Downtown Commercial, and the proposed use is consistent with this designation.
All persons affected by or interested in the proposed items above may appear and present their views. After each public hearing, Town Council will consider action on the item. Copies ofmaterials related to the above items are on file and can be obtained in the Office of the Town Clerk, 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For land use matters, copies of applications and all related items may also be found online at
www.blacksburg.gov/publichearings or reviewed in person at the Blacksburg Planning and Building Department, 400 South Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should contact Lorraine Spaulding, Town Clerk at (540) 443-1025 or 443-1000 (voice or TDD).