The contrast between two public hearings about two Daleville developments that were before the Botetourt Board of Supervisors last week was stark enough it prompted Supervisor John Williamson III to comment on it.

He wondered aloud to his colleagues whether they would have ever thought the board would have a 266-apartment project come before them and not draw any public comments.

That comment came right after the supervisors approved rezoning 17.8 acres in Daleville for the county’s first “High Density” development.

The public hearing for the apartment complex that is now slated for the end of Commons Parkway in Botetourt Commons drew no comments from citizens— at the board’s public hearing last Tuesday night nor at the Planning Commission public hearing in early November.

That contrasted significantly with the public hearing for a proposed Sheetz convenience store and car…

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