Blacksburg officials look to change zoning to help housing issue

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Blacksburg officials think they may have found an additional solution to their housing crisis in the town.

There is a proposal on the table to create a framework for smaller residential plots within town limits.

The zoning ordinance, if passed by council, would allow for more affordable, single-family homes.

Blacksburg’s Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith weighed in on the proposal.

“It’s important because we don’t have much land left,” said Hager-Smith. “The Town of Blacksburg has done a good lot of work on infill, and so now, we need to make good use of the area that is left.”

A public hearing on this proposal will be held March 27 where folks can ask questions and give their opinions.

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Thomas grew up right here in Roanoke and is a graduate of Salem High School and Virginia Tech.

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