BZA to consider request for massage therapy business

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Sep 14, 2011 - 03:28 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold one public hearing for a requested special exception during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the colonial courthouse.

Property owner Eric Booth has applied for a special exception to establish a clinical massage therapy business as a home occupation.

The property is located at 7798 Plantation Road in the Petsworth Magisterial District and is zoned Suburban Countryside (SC-1).

In his application, Booth said he will "service ailing clients with clinical massage therapy at home."

In a report filed with his application, Booth said he is a nationally certified massage therapist, licensed in Virginia and in Connecticut, and is a member in good standing with the American Massage Therapy Association.

According to the application, Booth will provide professional services on an appointment-only basis, with a maximum of 25 clients per week. Booth will be the lone employee of the business, which he plans to operate from a portion of a mobile home.

Chairman James Wayne Horsley said interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and speak during the hearing if they wish. Copies of the application can reviewed at the Gloucester Codes Compliance Office, located at Gloucester County Office Building #3 on Main Street.