JAMES CITY, VA – Members of the business community reacted positively to proposed commercial zoning amendments for food trucks at a public comment meeting Thursday.
The meeting was the latest in a series of studies to inform the creation of proposed amendments that would open several commercial zones to regular food truck operation. County officials said they would consider the meeting’s feedback in addition to other information while drafting the proposal.
Food trucks would be able to regularly operate in ordinance zones designated limited business and industrial (M-1), general industrial (M-2), planned unit development-commercial (PUD-C) and public lands (PL) if proposed amendments were adopted, according to a county news release.
These designations correspond to locations such as Busch Corporate Center, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Stonehouse Commercial Park and schools and parks, according to Planning Director Paul Holt.
Currently, food trucks can operate only at special events in James City County, such as concerts.
“We hope to receive further feedback and input from the community … as we draft another round of draft regulations,” said Planner Roberta Sulouff. The proposed amendments are being drafted by the Policy Committee, which is made up of members of the Planning Commission.
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