The Cape Charles Planning Commission set June 6th 2017 as the date for a public hearing to discuss and comment on an application for a conditional use permit for a first-floor, handicap-accessible residential dwelling unit in the Commercial – 1 District at 718 Randolph Avenue.
Residential use is allowed as a conditional use under strict controls in the Commercial – 1 District. Town code limits uses as including not being located on the first floor, and not requiring access through the first-floor commercial use instead having direct street access.
The current Comprehensive Plan encourages residential units to serve a variety of income levels and demographic groups. The Commercial – 1 District allows short-term stay residential activity including hotels, inns, and bed and breakfast accommodations.
Town staff reports that “the application in sufficient order to take to public hearing. The applicant must meet all procedural obligations before approval can be given to have a first-floor residential dwelling unit at this location.”