Public hearings were held this Thursday at the Cape Charles Town Council Regular Meeting. An application for a Conditional Use Permit for an Accessory Dwelling Unit at 501 Tazewell Avenue was heard. The property has an existing single-family detached home that also has an accessory structure that is currently used for storage. That unit is located on the corner of Tazewell Avenue and Plum Street.
The applicant would like to convert the first story of the accessory structure into an accessory dwelling unit, with the dwelling unit located on the first floor and storage located on the second half-floor.
The applicant submitted plans to build a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. They would possibly rent the main house out or use the accessory dwelling as a guest house.
The other public hearing was for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a residential dwelling unit above a commercial use in the C-1 Zoning District at 316B Mason Avenue. The property is an existing commercial building on Mason Avenue with commercial space downstairs (suite A) and an office/studio upstairs (suite B).
The office/studio space, located on the second floor, only has access from the rear of the property.
The Planning Commission recommended approval of both requests at their November 5 regular meeting