Virginia OKs banquet halls in residential areas

Virginia’s City Council gave initial approval Monday evening to an ordinance that would allow banquet halls in residential neighborhoods subject to specific conditions.

As voted upon, a banquet hall could be allowed “provided that the minimum lot size is 1 square acre, and that no building erected thereon is within 500 feet of the residence of an adjacent lot.”

While there is no formal banquet hall proposal now before the city, several sources said at least one property owner is interested in establishing a banquet hall if this ordinance is enacted.

A final vote on the ordinance is expected to come at the June 11 City Council session. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p