We were notified late Monday, March 13 that the rezoning hearing for the Greenville interchange has been postponed for 60 days at the developer’s request. This might be because of the Augusta County Community Development Report that recommended denial of the request.
So, the rezoning will NOT be on the Tuesday, March 14 Planning Commission meeting agenda, BUT please still come to the meeting to tell Augusta County to work with the Greenville community to develop a development plan that addresses current traffic concerns and future development.
Here we go again—for the second time in just a few months Augusta County is considering a rezoning in Greenville in order to build a huge warehouse and distribution center that will have terrible effects. We fought hard against an industrial rezoning for the same development last fall. Now an absentee developer is trying to get the SAME thing done using a different tactic—a business rezoning. IT IS STILL NOT APPROPRIATE!
The Zoning Request: The developer is requesting to rezone 48.025 acres of land from General Agriculture to General Business with the intention of applying for a special use permit to develop a million square foot warehouse and distribution center on the current truck stop property. The project would bring more than 2,400 additional vehicles, mostly tractor trailers, daily through the intersection.
Our Concerns Remain the Same
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Type of development not compatible
The request is not compatible with Augusta County’s comprehensive plan and future land use map for our area and would have severe and irreversible impacts on the quality of life, the health, and safety of the Greenville community.
Too much traffic
Rt. 11 is already subject to frequent traffic problems & safety concerns because of the two truck stops and I-81 related issues that flow onto the community’s only main road. It would be too much traffic for a rural community and the three nearby schools in an area that is already experiencing significant problems.
Tell Planning Commissioners and Board of Supervisors to say NO to the business rezoning for a distribution center and YES to a Community-led Development Plan so that the Greenville area develops in a way that is RIGHT FOR RIVERHEADS.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Deny the Rezoning. Ask the Planning Commission & the Board of Supervisors to deny the rezoning.
2. Declare a Temporary Moratorium on Rezoning. Ask the Board of Supervisors to declare a temporary moratorium on any rezonings in the area from the Riverheads schools to the southern end of the village of Greenville until the county has a small area/interchange plan in place, developed with COMMUNITY INPUT.
3. Develop a Community-led Plan. Ask to work with county planners to develop a plan that addresses current traffic issues and traffic solutions and provides a development guide for the designated area in order to protect the quality of life and safety for the Riverheads community in the future.
Planning Commission Contact Information
922 Rifes Ford Road
Verona, VA 24482