Planning Commission Public Hearings

Special Use Permit Request - Gray Media Group, Inc. (WHSV-TV)

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 15.2-2204 and 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, that the Page County Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., on October 26, 2021, in the Board Room, located in the County Government Center, 103 South Court Street, 2nd Floor, Luray, VA, to receive public comments and to consider the following request.

(A) Gray Media Group, Inc. (WHSV-TV) have filed an application for a special use permit to replace an aging guy wire tower with a 125' self-standing tower (with a 21' antenna and 7'6" lightning rod attached to top of the tower) located at 5903 Big Mountain Road (State Route 685), Shenandoah, VA. The parcel is identified by tax map number 58-A-1 and is zoned a Park-Recreation (P-R). The property is improved with numerous existing towers and equipment shelters. Pursuant to § 125-30.3 F(1)(b)[2] (Wireless communications facilities) of the Page County Zoning Ordinance, any new tower in the P-R zoning district requires a SUP.

(B) Whether or not the Board of Supervisors, Page County, Virginia, special use permit application for a telecommunication tower is in substantial accord with the Page County Comprehensive Plan pursuant to § 15.2-2232, et als., of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.

Copies of the request, the Page County Zoning Ordinance, and the Page County Comprehensive Plan may be viewed in the Planning & Community Development Office, 103 South Court Street, Suite B, Luray, VA, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note: Hearing impaired individuals who need an interpreter must notify the office at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.