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City of Williamsburg Agenda Roundup for Feb. 28 – March 4

(WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg is scheduled to hold three government meetings this week.

The Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC) on Feb. 28, the Board of Zoning Appeals on March 1, and Architectural Review Board Special meeting on March 4.

Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC)

The WPAC meeting is taking place on Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Stryker Center.

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On the agenda for the Chair’s Report is a discussion about Evaluating Public Art Five Key Principles.

This is an ongoing discussion about how the WPAC can best represent the community through public art. The “5 Key Principles” are a set of 5 questions that are asked when evaluating public art proposals.

  • Does the work advance Williamsburg’s purpose for the Public Art Program in that it celebrates the City’s past, present and future; ehances the City’s identity and economic vitality by encouraging people to spend more time engaging with public art; and/or highlights and enhances the beauty and unique character of the City?
  • Does it embody public or universial concepts vs commerical, partisan, or personal ideas or interests?
  • Is the work visually and physically accessible to the public and does it extend opportunities for community engagement without demanding a particular conclusion?
  • Does the work express Williamsburg’s values while creating an elevated sense of awareness for community members and visitors?
  • Can the work be construed as derogatory, offensive, or obscene in any way?

The WPAC meeting will also feature guest speaker Asa Jackson, President and co-founder of The Contemporary Arts Network. Jackson will be speaking on the topic of Creating a Mural Program.

Also on the agenda is a “Midtown Row Tour.” That item will be followed by a mural program open discussion.

The next WPAC meeting is scheduled for March 28, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. at the Stryker Center.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on March 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stryker Center.

There is one public hearing scheduled on the agenda, BZA#22-001: Amy Lockwood is requesting a special exception from Section 21-896 of the Zoning Ordinance to enlarge an existing legally nonconforming dwelling that does not meet current yard regulations.

According to the memorandum, “The existing dwelling is located 29 feet from the property line, instead of 35 feet which is the current setback requirement. The applicant proposes to enlarge the dwelling the same distance from the front and side property lines as the existing dwelling. The proposed addition will be located 29 feet from the front property line instead of 35 feet.” Based on the analysis of the dwelling and the criteria laid out in the zoning ordinance, the staff is recommending the approval of the special exception request for BZA#22-001.

The next Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be on April 5, 2022.

Architectural Review Board – Special Meeting

The Architectural Review Board will have a special meeting on March 4, 2022, starting at 9:30 a.m. where it will be reviewing three locations on-site.

First, the board will visit 610 Capitol Landing Road where it will be reviewing windows at the site.

Second, the board will meet at 127 Richmond Road to review the structure for future moving and restoration.

Lastly, the board will visit to 210 East Duke of Gloucester Street to receive a presentation on the history of the structure.

The next Architectural Review Board meeting will be on March 8, 2022.

More information on upcoming meetings and agendas can be found City of Williamsburg’s website.

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