The Botetourt County Planning Commission will hear a request for a special exceptions permit (SEP) for an already existing private school and two requests from Daleville Town Center’s developers when it meets Monday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. in Fincastle.

Fralin & Waldron Inc. is seeking a special exceptions permit (SEP) to allow for a 32,000-square-foot floorplate in Daleville Town Center to accommodate the proposed new Botetourt Family YMCA.

The SEP is needed because Traditional Neighborhood Districts (TND) only allow a 20,000-square-foot maximum floorplate for a fitness center.

The YMCA is planned for a 4.1-acre site on the southern part of the property that’s adjacent to southbound Roanoke Road (US 220).

The site will also include the Addy Grace All Abilities Playground.

Plans are for the YMCA to be two stories with a total 51,000 square feet.

Fralin & Waldron Inc. is also requesting a change of proffers for the TND to amend the designated land use plan that will reduce the “edge area” from 66.02 acres to 63.708 acres.

This would allow the “core area” to consist of 32.352 acres rather than 31.491 acres, and he “workplace area” to be adjusted to 21.787 acres rather than 20.336 acres.

The purpose of these changes is to adjust areas identified as “edge” upon the proposed fitness center location and better conform to the existing road alignment, the Fralin & Waldron application for the proffer changes says.

Lauderdale Community Center on Wheatland Road just off US 11 south of Buchanan is seeking an SEP for a private school in an Agriculture A-1 District.

Fincastle Mennonite Church has operated a private Christian school for three years at what once was a county school in the early to mid-1900s.

When the Mennonite school applied for a building permit to add a doublewide building for more classroom space, the county Planning and Zoning office learned the school had not applied for an SEP for the private school when it opened.

A request to withdraw an application for an SEP to allow an electronic message board/LED sign at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will also be before the planners. The church asked to withdraw its request for the SEP after some neighborhood objections to the proposed sign came before the church that’s located on Country Club Road, Troutville.

The Planning Commission will make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on each of the applications, and the supervisors will hold public hearings at its August 22 meeting at Greenfield Education and Training Center.

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