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The City of Harrisonburg is required to publicly advertise and provide notice for upcoming public hearings. This webpage will provide an additional resource for the public to be notified of upcoming public hearings.

Notice of Intent to Comply with Americans With Disabilities Act

Special assistance is available for disabled persons addressing City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals. Efforts will be made to provide adaptations or accommodations based on individual needs of qualified individuals with disabilities, provided that notification at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the meeting has been received by the City Clerk's Office. For assistance, please contact the City Clerk's Office, 409 S. Main Street City Hall, at 540-432-7701.

Language Interpretation Services Available

Language interpretation service in Spanish is available for City Council and Planning Commission meetings. To ensure that interpreters are available at the meeting, interested persons must request the accommodation at least four (4) calendar days in advance of the meeting by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 540-432-7701 or by submitting a request online.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings
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City Council Meeting - August 11, 2020
 

These public hearings will be held during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This meeting will take place in City Hall, 409 South Main Street. Use the ground-level entrance, closest to Main Street in the front of the building to enter Council Chambers. 

In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend the City Council meetings, until further notice. More information.

 


Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) - August 3, 2020

The BZA meets as needed on the first Monday of the month at 4:00pm at the City Council Chambers (409 South Main Street). Use the ground-level entrance, closest to Main Street in the front of the building to enter Council Chambers.

In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend the Board od Zoning Appeals meetings, until further notice. More information. 

Upcoming Public Hearings
PDF logo All files are in PDF format, unless otherwise noted.

Notice of Public Hearing [67K]

  • Variance Request - 1345 Sparrow Court

Staff reports are posted on Board of Zoning Appeals webpage approximately one week prior to the Board meeting. Please also visit the Board of Zoning Appeals webpage for COVID-19 updates.

 


 

Planning Commission Meeting -  August 12, 2020 at 6:00pm - *Note different time. 

These public hearings will be held during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, which normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. 

In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend the Planning Commission meetings, until further notice. More information.

Notice of Public Hearing [59K]

  • Special Use Permit – 110 West Grace Street (Section 10-3-97(3)) to Allow Business and Professional Offices)
  • Rezoning – 225 and 245 Old South High Street (M-1 to B-1)
  • Street Closing – Right-of-Way Adjacent to 445 Myers Avenue

Staff reports are posted on the Planning Commission webpage on the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting. Please also visit the Planning Commission webpage for COVID-19 updates.

 


 

Harrisonburg City Council must take action on many issues which require public notice under state law or city ordinances. Ordinances imposing or changing fees, levies, and taxes, land use actions (rezoning and special use permits), budget approvals or amendments, sale of city real estate, and many other issues require a public hearing that must be advertised in a newspaper having general circulation in the city.

While the Code of Virginia is very specific as to the notices required for specific actions, as a general rule, a public hearing must be advertised once a week for two consecutive weeks. There must be at least seven days between the first and second advertisements and the second advertisement shall not be more than ten days before the public hearing.