By Tony Gonzalez|
The News Virginian
Waynesboro officials and developers are seeing green in the city’s future.
More trees and shrubs, fewer expansive asphalt parking lots and reduced lighting are among aesthetic changes suggested in a proposed zoning rewrite available in full in today’s newspaper.
The updates address ordinances left untouched for 50 years.
The new ordinance book is simpler. It reduces uncertainty, and therefore risk, for developers, officials said.
It also beefs up requirements for landscaping and buffers between unlike properties, frees up parking requirements and adds some flexibility, officials and developers said.
The News Virginian asked the Planning Department to take a look at the newspaper’s current building at 1300 W. Main St. to answer the question: If the structure were built under the new ordinance, what would need to change?
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