Planning Commission votes on two cases Wednesday

By Rodney Robinson

DINWIDDIE — The Dinwiddie Planning Commission met Wednesday night to discuss two cases for a public hearing.

Case P-20-1 was the case that the board spent the most time on. The applicant Provident Care and their agent Joyce Sims, requested to rezone the property located on Lundy’s Road in Dinwiddie from Agricultural to business general. The applicant wants to make the building and property into an assisted living facility.

Reverend T. Kenneth Venable, Prince George resident and business manager of the current facility, stepped forward to encourage the board to approve.

“I’m here to encourage our being able to return to purpose for that facility,” Venable said. “We are coming back to the same purpose for which the building was built.”

An issue that the board found with the applicant’s request was the lack of conditions. This case did not include any conditions. Conditions are usually included with the planning staff recommendations, as an extra set of requirements on how the land should be operated on. Due to this, the board decided to approve in a 6-to-1 vote for the Aug. 18 meeting but included that conditions should be addressed.

The board also discussed Case C-20-6. The applicant Barry Shayne Tucker seeks a conditional use permit to operate a business that repairs ATVs and UTV’s. The board approved and recommended the case to be heard before the board of supervisors in a 7-to-0 vote.

The planning commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.


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