Madison Land Use Update – March 27, 2020

First, I hope that all is going well for you and yours during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please practice social distancing, and take care of your health — going outdoors to enjoy a fresh spring breeze has been a great outlet for me.

The Piedmont Environmental Council continues to work from home during the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to follow local and state government decisions and meetings, are planning for upcoming events, and are researching comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances.

I wanted to share with you that Madison County declared a local state of emergency on March 13. According to the Madison Department of Planning and Zoning, the March 26 Budget Work Session was conducted via teleconference. The upcoming Planning Commission meeting on April 1 is tentatively scheduled to continue as planned. The status of subsequent county meetings will be determined after the April 1 Planning Commission meeting.

Of note, the April 1 Planning Commission meeting does not involve public hearings, due to the administrative nature of the agenda items, including a site plan review (attached). The site plan review, submitted on behalf of Ace Collision Center, is for the construction of a new structure, totalling approximately 5,760-square feet, located at 16 Campground Lane. The site plan review can be administratively approved, as it will disturb an area less than 40,000-square feet.

To continue following essential meetings, refer to the Madison County Online Agenda.

If you have any questions during this period, as always, feel free to reach out to me via email or phone call.



Chris Hawk
Field Representative – Culpeper, Madison and Orange
The Piedmont Environmental Council
540-347-2334 ext. 7047

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