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Albemarle permitting proposal put on hold
The Daily Progress Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10 p.m.

A proposed change for rural-area industrial and commercial zoned properties has been put on hold by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

Currently, owners of such properties that are not served by public water need a special-use permit for some uses, including any by-right uses that involve water consumption exceeding 400 gallons per site acre per day.

The proposed zoning text amendment would have updated the list of uses by-right or by special-use permit, and eliminated the reviewing of applications that are not served by public water based on water consumption.

Proposed by-right uses staff members had recommended were uses that relate directly to the county’s rural area or agriculture, such as farmers markets, retail nurseries and greenhouses, livestock sales, feed and seed stores, or agricultural product distribution or processing, and other uses of daycares, schools of special instruction, religious assembly uses, clubs and landscaping businesses.

The board had gone into closed session Wednesday, and one of the topics of discussion was the proposed zoning text amendment.

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