Mathews planners to hear about funding for CIP project

- Posted on Nov 06, 2019 - 02:07 PM

The Mathews County Planning Commission will hear a presentation on funding sources for capital improvements to county-owned properties on Tuesday.

The planners will meet at 7 p.m. in the historic courthouse on Court Street.

Staff has updated the list of the 54 properties to include data on zoning, acreage, and the presence of any development constraints. According to an agenda memorandum by Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins, the plan is to expand the list to include all capital assets.

In addition, the commission will consider proposed language for two different possible zoning ordinance changes to the category of home occupations. One such change would be to permit home occupations by right in conjunction with any legal residential use as long as the occupation adhered to a list of a dozen standards. The other would create two categories—one as a by right use for a home occupation and one as a conditional use, expanded to allow a home enterprise or business. Each of these categories would have 11 specific criteria that the homeowner would have to meet.

The commission will also hear a review of airstrip regulations in other localities to be considered while deciding whether to support a request for a zoning ordinance change to allow private air strips in some zoning districts.