In its first meeting of 2024, the Culpeper County Planning Commission will review two conditional use permits in the Catalpa Magisterial District: one for a toy storage facility and the other an agritourism operation.
Lock n Roll Self Storage LLC via Cliff Shull submitted an application to rezone 5.01 acres from residential to commercial services to allow the construction and operation of a self-storage facility along Ira Hoffman Lane.
The facility would include outdoor storage of RVs, boats and vehicles.
Culpeper County is located in northern Virginia, with The Rappahannock River to the northeast and the southern border of the county defined by the Rapidan River. The Hazel and Thornton rivers flow eastward through the county, which rests in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The case for the toy storage facility was deferred by the Planning Commission after the public hearing at their December meeting.
The county’s planning commission is tasked with considering, reviewing and making findings to determine whether the location, character and extent of the plan is in accordance with the comprehensive plan. In doing so, they pass along a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for approval or disapproval of the rezoning.
Recommendations of approval or denial of applications are passed along to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. Application determinations will occur at a future meeting.
According to online county documents, the proposed development will consist of 11 one-story self-storage buildings with a total of approximately 48,750-square-feet of gross floor space and a 600-square-foot office.
This area currently comprises older single-family dwellings, farmland, forests and a mobile home park.
The second request comes from Cibola Farms via Robert Ferguson for a permit to allow the operation of a recreational vehicle park and campground off of Scotts Mill Road.
The requested plans for the RV park, tentatively called Camp Cibola, will be for a limited number of sites to support the farm’s 300 head bison farm that has been open to the public since 1999. The farm, which is visited by the public for self-guided walking tours and on-site retail store, would allow guests to either use their own RV or one of the farm’s guest trailers. There will be no tent camping allowed. There will be a maximum stay of 10 nights.
“Our goal is to keep this space as farmland and augment our income by parlaying off of the bison operation with an expansion of our agritourism work and efforts,” the application reads.
The intention would be to charge $65 or more per night.