Virginia Zoning Issues: Virginia Council approves banquet hall variance

With only Alderman Steve Anderson voting “no,” Virginia’s City Council gave final approval Monday evening to an ordinance that will allow banquet halls in residential neighborhoods subject to specific conditions.

As approved, 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.”

On questioning by Alderman Brad Bowman, it was clarified that any bid to build a banquet hall would go before the Zoning Board and would be subject to all existing applicable conditions such as parking.

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. &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>