The Orange County Planning Commission has rescheduled two special use permit public hearings to Oct. 17.

Initially, the commission was scheduled to consider the two Barboursville-based applications at its regularly scheduled Oct. 6 meeting. However, the commission could not achieve a quorum and the meeting was postponed.

When it reconvenes at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Gordon Building at 112 W. Main St. in Orange, the commission will consider a special use permit application for a proposed 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on 1.235 acres of land between Route 33 and Governor Barbour Street. The property lies within the Barboursville Village Overlay District and since the store proposed is greater than 4,000 square feet, it would require a special use permit. Additionally, the property is currently zoned limited commercial. The applicants also have submitted a rezoning application to change the property’s zoning to general commercial.

The second special use permit public hearing is for a proposed dog boarding and training kennel for up to 40 dogs on 19.32 acres on Route 20 near the Albemarle County line.

Those interested in reviewing the special use permit applications or the rezoning application can visit the county planning services office at 128 W. Main Street, Orange, call 672-4347 or email

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