Botetourt Co. planning commission denies recommendation for Sheetz proposal

The Botetourt County Planning Commission voted to deny a recommendation to rezone land for a new Sheetz along a busy stretch of Route 220 in Daleville.

A huge public crowd showed up to voice their opinions at the hearing Monday night, which was standing room only and had people overflowing into the hallways.

That majority that spoke said they were upset with the location of the Sheetz, which would be at the corner of Catawba Rd. and Roanoke Rd. Several local business on that corner would be demolished if that area gets rezoned. Others voiced concerns of disrupting the flow of traffic in the area and also having the 24-hour business close to Lord Botetourt High School down the street.

Representatives from Sheetz told the commission the construction would not have an impact on these particular concerns and that it would be a good economic addition to the area.

One business owner who would be impacted by the rezone said she thinks this denial for a recommendation is a step in the right direction.

"I think they understand that it's the people that talk," said Angela Thomas, owner of A Touch of Class Consignment Shop. "It's the people of the city that makes the decision of whether they want something or not."

The next public hearing will be held November 28th at the Greenfield Education and Training Center in Daleville at 6 pm, where the case will be presented to the Board of Supervisors.

 


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