Do you live in or near western Roanoke County?
A community meeting is being held at the Glenvar Middle School auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 for Adams Construction Company to explain its plans for redeveloping the site of the old Salem city water treatment plant.
According to David Holladay, Roanoke County planning administrator, the company plans to repurpose many of the buildings and structures already present on the site. In order to operate an asphalt plant and construction yard on the premises, about 12 acres of the property will have to be rezoned from a I-1, Low Intensity with Conditions and Special Use Permit to a heavier industrial zoning grade, I-2 CS.
“I spoke with the president of Adams yesterday [Jan. 19] and I’m fine with it,” said nearby resident Harry Rhodes. “It can’t be worse than the operation they’ve got there now.” He is satisfied with the company’s plans, especially the concealment measures they plan to take.
The planning commission’s meeting to approve or to deny the zoning changes will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Roanoke County Administration Center on Bernard Drive.
Check back online Thursday night for an update on the company’s presentation and reactions from the public at the community meeting.
In the meantime, Roanoke Times reporter Cody Lowe has more information on the meeting, and a full length article will be in tomorrow’s edition of the Roanoke Times.