Details for Public Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Franklin County Code the Franklin County Planning Commission hereby gives notice of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Franklin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 to which all interested parties are invited in reference to the following request: 1. APPLICATION for SPECIAL USE PERMIT- Application of Deborah MacDonald, Applicant, and Richard DeForest, Owner, requesting a special use permit, with possible conditions, to allow for the short term tourist rental of a dwelling on a property that is approximately 12.04 acres, currently zoned A-1, Agricultural, and located at 450 Holyfield Lane in the Gills Creek District of Franklin County and further identified by Franklin County Real Estate Records as Tax Map/Parcel # 0330003609. Short term tourist rental of a dwelling is a permitted use by issuance of a special use permit by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. The property has a future land use designation of low density residential. These applications may be accessed on the County website at To obtain additional information regarding these requests, contact the Planning & Community Development Department, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151, (540) 483-3027 Ext. 2304, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or email All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the Planning & Community Development Department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Hannah L. Powell, Clerk

1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151


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