Disabled Housing on Agenda for City Council

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

HARRISONBURG -- Building a home for the disabled is on the table at the city council meeting on Tuesday night. Members will discuss a rezoning request by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

The new development will be on Commerce Drive. It will have 30 living areas that will house people who need medical assistance. The entire project will cost $2.5 million.

Most of the two acre plot of land is already zoned residential, but in order to have enough room for the development, it must have a piece that is currently commercial to be rezoned for residential.

“All properties have some sort of zoning classification to them. All of them carry a certain number of rights and certain types of development that they are just allowed to do. This appears to have some characteristics of not being a significantly different proposal from what's already allowed on that property,” said Richard Baugh, a Harrisonburg City Council member.

The city council meeting is at 7 p.m. Members will discuss and then vote on rezoning the property.

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