Campbell Planning Commission Approves Townhouses and Single Family Homes Next to Yellow Branch Elementary School | Local News


A large townhouse and single-family residential project next to Yellow Branch Elementary School has received preliminary approval from the Campbell County Planning Commission.

In a 7-0 decision, the planning committee approved a plan for 463 townhouses, 46 single-family lots and a seven-acre strip of land for commercial development on Colonial Highway, just off the Wards Road corridor. The proposal will go to the Campbell County Oversight Board for a public hearing and will be voted on at an upcoming meeting.

Jamey White, a representative of Luke 10:27 LLC, appeared before the planning committee on Tuesday in an attempt to rezone the land from Agricultural to Business – General Commercial and Residential – Multi Family and rezone another part of Business. -General Commercial to Residential – Multi Family to allow mixed use development.

The plan is for the single-family lots and the strip of commercial land facing Virginia 24. The townhouses will be located behind these lots with a clubhouse and swimming pool.

The strip of land approved for commercial development has potential for several types of businesses according to the applicant. Some possible uses are a fast food restaurant, shopping mall, or business offices. The land is just over two miles south of Bojangles and McDonalds facing US 29.

The request was met with little hindsight, with the planning board‘s only concern being whether Yellow Branch Elementary and Rustburg Middle School would be able to handle the influx of students. Rustburg commissioner Michael Condrey said those concerns were addressed at the project’s assessment committee meeting in August.

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