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Approvals for recovery homes and Northeast Neighborhood improvements move ahead

Local mental health organization Strength In Peers can now use a house on North Main Street as an addiction recovery home after the city council on Tuesday approved the rezoning of that property to allow for boarding houses. 

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City Council postpones action on Bluestone Town Center grant funds

The Harrisonburg City Council was set to discuss Bluestone Town Center project once again at Tuesday’s meeting but decided to hold off until the next meeting because two members were out of town. 

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City council approves Bluestone Town Center in 3-2 vote

The proposed development split the council much like how it inspired opposing reactions from residents. Here’s how the council members voted and why.

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City council tables Bluestone housing development for now after four hours of public comments and discussion 

After approving zoning ordinance changes that would pave the way for the proposed Bluestone Town Center, the city council ended up putting off the decision to approve that development after more than four hours of discussion that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday.

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School leaders say Bluestone Town Center would accelerate need for new schools

Harrisonburg School Board members told city council members Friday afternoon that if the council approves a proposed Bluestone Town Center development, the influx of potentially 3,000 more residents would stress school capacity and increase the need for building additional schools.

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Residents, council member call for more debate over Bluestone development; And proposed city park clears key hurdle

Following a contentious planning commission meeting last week, three residents brought concerns about the proposed Bluestone Town Center to Tuesday’s city council meeting — as council members brace for the debate to come before them next month.  

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Huge proposed development sparks massive public discussion, then earns planning commission’s support

After considering arguments Tuesday for and against a nearly 900-unit housing development along Garber’s Church Road and Erickson Avenue, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission ultimately voted unanimously to recommend the project for the city council’s approval. 

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