Special Land Use Study – 750 23rd St. S. (Melwood)

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Draft Study Document Comment Form

GLUP Amendment Change

A request was submitted for the subject properties located on 23rd Street South between South Hayes Street and South Grant Street to change the GLUP designation from "Public" to "Low-Medium" Residential with an associated rezoning from C-1 and R-6 to RA8-18. 



The subject site is located on 23rd Street South between South Hayes Street and South Grant Street.

Study Process

Timeline  Topics & Materials 

May 12 

LRPC Meeting

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Melwood Tier 1 Review

October 24 - November 14

Online Community Engagement

Melwood Tier II Review

November 28

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 LRPC Meeting - Tier II Review

February 12 - March 4

 Draft Study Document Online Engagement Session

 TBD Planning Commission and County Board Hearings

Study Scope of Work

This site is privately owned and currently occupied by the Melwood Horticultural Training Center (Parcel A) and a portion of Nelly Custis Park (Parcel B) with a public access easement.

The subject site is designated “Public,” dating to the site's former ownership and use as a public school, and is zoned C-1 (Local Commercial District) and R-6 (One-Family Dwelling District).

As the site is no longer publicly owned nor planned for public uses, it is appropriate to consider a GLUP amendment. Consistent with the applicant's request, the study will evaluate the appropriateness of amending the GLUP to the “Low-Medium” Residential GLUP designation, allowing for a rezoning to RA8-18 with a future site plan for proposed multifamily residential development and the continuation of the Melwood services.

The study area will focus on the parcel (Parcel A) currently occupied by the Melwood center. The other parcel (Parcel B) will continue to be a part of Nelly Custis Park.

The potential amendment to "Low-Medium" Residential could provide for a form of development compatible with the surrounding lower-density residential neighborhood. Staff will also analyze the setbacks, building placement, tapering and screening to achieve appropriate transitions to adjacent uses.

This study will be completed with input from the LRPC and the community, beginning with an online engagement session to provide feedback on potential guiding principles and forms of development.

Application and Other Materials


Tier II Correspondence