NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Harrisonburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., to consider the following: Special Use Permit - 43 Maplehurst Avenue (To Allow Short-Term Rental in the R-1 District) Public hearing to consider a request from Frederick B. and Laurinda F. Peters Trustees for a special use permit per Section 10-3-34(7) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for a short-term rental within the R-1, Single-Family Residential District. A short-term rental is defined in the Zoning Ordinance as "[t]he provision of a dwelling unit, a guest room or accommodation space within the dwelling unit, or any accessory building that is suitable or intended for transient occupancy for dwelling, sleeping, or lodging purposes and is offered in exchange for a charge for the occupancy." Short-term rentals are further regulated by Article DD of the Zoning Ordinance. The +/- 14,600 sq. ft. property is addressed as 43 Maplehurst Drive and is identified as tax map parcel 18-M-7. The agenda will be posted at Calendar.aspx. Interested parties may watch the meeting, including the public hearing, on Public Education Government Channel 3 or on the City's website at Community members will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with pandemic disaster. Masks must be worn whether vaccinated or not and social distance rules will apply. A phone line will also be live where citizens will be allowed to call in and speak with Planning Commission during the public hearing. The telephone number to call is (540) 437-2687. Community members may also express their views electronically prior to the meeting by emailing Any individual requiring auxiliary aids, including signers, in connection with the public hearing shall notify the Department of Community Development at 540-432-7700 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting. Applications and other information are available for review by contacting the Department of Community Development, 409 S. Main Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call (540) 432-7700 to obtain a copy by email or by appointment. More information is available at


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