Also, 15 target sites have been identified within those areas that provide “the best opportunity for meeting the county’s housing needs and goals,” according to a presentation to a joint work session with the Botetourt Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission last week.

The workshop covered other topics, too — updating the county Comprehensive Plan and considering Urban Development Area (UDA) overlay zoning district in the Gateway Crossing/Daleville/Daleville Town Center area.

Those housing opportunity areas are in Daleville, Cloverdale, Botetourt East, Troutville, Fincastle and Buchanan, with Gateway Crossing sandwiched within the county’s southern areas

County Long Range Planner Jarod Myers told the joint meeting during the process of identifying possible housing sites, the group had looked at where housing can go, opportunities for housing in those areas and how a policy tool book and guidebook could be used to facilitate development and help decide what kind of development was appropriate.

Myers said parts of the housing study are nearing completion, while other parts, such as the policy toolkit are 30 to 4 percent complete. Planning…

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