Pursuant to the Franklin County Code the Franklin County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Franklin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA  24151 to which all interested parties are invited in reference to the following request:

  1. APPLICATION for SPECIAL USE PERMIT – Application of Virginia Blasting Services, Inc., Petitioners, and James Stoner Woods, Owner, requesting a Special Use Permit, with possible conditions, to allow a storage yard for the purposes of storing three (3) 8’x 8’ x 20’ storage magazines containing explosives. This property is 174.84 acres and currently zoned A-1 Agricultural District, and located at 4113 Wades Gap Road in the Blackwater District of Franklin County, and further identified by Franklin County Real Estate Records as Tax Map/Parcel # 0200008300. This property has a future land use designation of Conservation Areas/ Steep Slope in the adopted Franklin County Comprehensive Plan. (Case # SPEC-12-17-15839).

These applications may be accessed on the County website at by clicking "Planning Commission" on the main page and then "Applications for Current Year". To obtain additional information regarding this request, contact the Planning & Community Development Department, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103, Rocky Mount, Virginia  24151, (540) 483-3027,  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or email   All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the Planning & Community Development Department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Hannah L. Powell, Clerk