Zoning board approves B&B, tourist homes

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals approved four special-use permits at its meeting Dec. 4.

A reduced board — the circuit court has not yet appointed a replacement for former chair Robert Weinberg, whose term on the board expired — unanimously approved a tourist home for Heidi Eastham to operate in a former creamery building on her 330-acre Rucker Farm at 13357 Crest Hill Rd. in Flint Hill, and another tourist home at 3661 Slate Mills Rd., to be operated by a local resident manager on behalf of Rachel Eugster and her two sisters, who inherited the home from their mother, Carla Theodore.

Board members Jennifer Matthews, Alex Sharp and Chris Bird (member William Anderson was absent) also unanimously voted to approve a five-bedroom B&B to be operated by Alfred and Audrey Regnery at their renovated, 200-year-old home on September Song Lane, off the eastbound lanes of U.S. 211 near Washington, and a permit to use a home owned by Jill Repiscak at 678 Zachary Taylor Hwy. in Flint Hill as a mental-health professional office for Fusion Psychological and Consulting, which specializes in child and family therapy, and in postdeployment and active military counseling.

The board tabled a variance requested by John Mills because the cabin on his Slate Mills property falls six feet short of the setback requirements; after both Mills and neighbor Sandra Cartwright Brown spoke, board members suggested the two parties make further efforts to agree on a property adjustment that would make the variance unnecessary.

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