Land Use/Zoning

BZA permits, limits Coonce tourist home

Perseverance paid off for Bob and Julie Coonce. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals, at their regular Sept. 28 meeting, approved a special use permit for the Coonces to run their property as a tourist home when they are not using it. […]

Business

Zoning board postpones Airbnb permit

About 45 minutes into the meeting, during a public-comment session, Keir Whitson of Hampton district seemed to sum up eloquently and forcefully the worries of many as he addressed the BZA about “what I think is a huge potential threat to Rappahannock County.” […]

The studios at River District Arts.
Art

Parrish backs out of River District

“I had lots of ideas for the building,” says hay farmer and Stonewall-Hawthorne county supervisor Chris Parrish, speaking of the River District Arts building which three weeks ago he’d offered to buy for $1.1 million. “Problem was, my ideas were more idealistic than they were pragmatic.” […]