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Hearing Monday on rezoning case

The Mathews Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing Monday night on a request to rezone 1909 Buckley Hall Road beside FasMart in Dutton from Rural to Business-2.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 o’clock and will be held at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School.

The applicant, Rhetson Companies, Inc., has requested that the 28.37-acre vacant property be rezoned from Rural to Business-2.

The company’s goal is to eventually build multifamily dwellings, such as high-quality condos and townhouses, along with some small retail businesses and a storage facility on the property. Surrounding property uses include residential homes, commercial businesses and places of worship.

According to planning and zoning documents, staff is in support of rezoning this property.

“The trends of growth and change seen in this area, including the increase of residential density, up-zonings and Special Exceptions for varying commercial use...

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