Notice of Public Hearing Town of Blacksburg Planning Commission Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Town of Blacksburg will conduct a Planning Commission Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Council Chamber, 300 South Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060 on the following items: CUP 21-0005-Conditional Use Permit request for a Gasoline Station and External Speakers in the GC General Commercial zoning district on 1.66 acres at 1704 South Main Street (Tax Map No. 287-A 29, 30) This is a request for conditional use permits to develop a vacant 1.66 acre outparcel in the First and Main shopping center at 1704 South Main Street. The gas station is proposed to have five gas dispensers to serve a total of 10 fueling positons along with 8 Tesla electric vehicle charging stations. Two types of external speakers are proposed: speakers on the canopy and speakers at the gas pump. The proposed canopy external speakers will be used for music and advertising during the store's 24/7 business operations, while gas pump external speakers will only be activated when the gas pump is in use. The gas pump speaker will provide emergency and accessibility communications, as well as advertising. A 4900 square foot building is proposed for retail and fast food restaurant use, which are both by-right uses in the GC zoning district. The site is located in Mixed Use Area E and Urban Development Area E in the Comprehensive Plan. Persons affected by or interested in the conditional use permit request application may appear and present their views. Because of COVID-19 health concerns, seating in the Council Chamber will be limited. Citizens are encouraged, but not required, to submit comments to the Planning Commission by e-mail and view the hearing online. After each hearing, the Planning Commission may act by making its recommendation on each request to the Town Council. A copy of the application and all related items may be found online at or reviewed at the Blacksburg Planning and Building Department, 400 South Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia. You may also call the office at (540) 443-1300 for more information. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in the public hearing on the above should contact the Planning & Building Department at (540) 443-1300, or (540)-443-1000-TDD. (1281044)


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