Published 5:20 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Cumberland County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in Room C-8 of the Cumberland County Community Center located at the corner of Anderson Highway (Route 60) and Forest View Road (Route 628) in Cumberland, Virginia, to conduct a meeting and a hearing pursuant to Virginia Code Section 15.2-2309(2), which such hearing may be continued or adjourned, as required under applicable law, and to consider the following item and taking actions in furtherance thereof:

BZA 11-02: David B. Brown (Electoral District 3) requests a variance from the requirements of Cumberland County Code Section 74-631 and, consistent with the provisions of Section 74-630 of the Zoning Ordinance, to allow for a pre-existing and non-conforming, free standing sign to be extended with respect to 4.280 acres of Tax Map 65, Insert A2, Section A, Parcel 22. The affected property is zoned R-2, Rural Residential and A-2, Agricultural.

The applicant requests a variance from: 1) the 100 foot setback required for freestanding signs from boundaries of residentially-zoned properties and 2) the 24 foot maximum square footage of sign area permitted for a freestanding sign in the R-2, Rural Residential Zoning District. The applicant proposes to add additional signage on top of the pre-existing sign. The additional proposed sign area would add 28 square feet to the existing 23 square feet of the existing sign area for a total of 51 square feet of sign area when only 24 square feet is permitted. The total road frontage for the parcel is 206 feet and the pre-existing sign is located approximately 50 feet from the residentially-zoned property boundary to the east. The distance of the sign from the western property boundary meets setback requirements. The affected property has a physical address of 1756 Anderson Highway, Cumberland, Virginia, 23040 and is located on the north side of Route 60 approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of Criss Road (Rt. 669) and Route 60. The affected property is not located within a growth area as designated by the Comprehensive Plan.

Copies of the meeting materials, complete application and text of the above variance request are available for public review at the office of the Cumberland County Planning Department between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm of each business day. The public is invited to attend the meeting and hearing at which persons affected may appear and present their views. Questions or comments may be directed to Mr. Bret Schardein, at (804) 492-3520. Persons with disabilities are urged to contact the County Administrator's Office at (804) 492-3625 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange for any necessary accommodations.