As construction crews work to transform the downtown streetscape, the Round Hill Town Council is exploring the merits of expanding the town’s Main Street commercial district.
The discussion was prompted by a request to establish a doctor’s office in a recently sold home just north of the area where the Town Plan currently designates for commercial operations.
In directing the Planning Commission to review the issue and make recommendations, the council identified 10 properties for consideration, possibly expanding the zone north to end at the former church building along High Street.
Expanding the commercial zone in the Town Plan wouldn’t automatically open the properties for businesses. Landowners seeking commercial uses would have to file for rezoning, a process that includes public hearings and allows the town to place conditions on the operations.
The council approved the review on a 4-1 vote. Vice Mayor Mary Anne Graham voted against the project because she wanted only properties on the west side of Main Street to be considered for business uses.