Rezoning Approved for Rogers St. Property in Hamilton

The Town Council on Monday approved a rezoning to allow the owners of the Hamilton Masonic Lodge on South Rogers Street to undertake additional commercial uses that can help maintain the historic structure.

Green Property Management asked to change the property’s zoning from Light Industrial—the last piece of industrially zoned land in town—to C2 Retail Sales and Services. In a letter to the council, the owners note that the property isn’t well suited for industrial use and allowing more typical commercial uses would better help achieve the Town Plan’s community development goals. Additionally, they said more than $100,000 has been spent in past few years to maintain and improve the structure.

The three-story brick building is listed on the state and national registers of historic places. It was built in 1873 and served as a Masonic meeting hall and then a school for grades 1-12 until the 1920s. 

3 thoughts on “Rezoning Approved for Rogers St. Property in Hamilton

  • 2022-01-16 at 8:50 am

    This decision is a good example of the partnership between historic preservation & community revitalization. There’s no need to be frozen in the past. Historic structures can be preserved while adjusting to the current economic situation. In short, preserving history is good for the community. It produces jobs, attracts tourism & helps keep neighborhoods stable. Happy MLK Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-01-16 at 1:10 pm

    This is a lovely property in the town. Maybe the Kevin and Dan from Bullets & Beans can finally get a business license for a coffee shop in Hamilton so I can find a decent cuppa without going all the way to Purcellville! It would be neat if the town council supported local entrepreneurs for a change!

  • 2022-01-16 at 8:17 pm

    Ever wonder why rezoning’s always work against the grassroots, more buildings, bigger population, more commercial, more construction vehicles, less parkland!

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