JAMESTOWN – Jamestown could soon be relaxing its zoning laws regarding where tattoo parlors are permitted to operate with the city.
The Jamestown Planning Commission will be meeting Tuesday and among the items on the agenda is the “Review of a Proposed Local Law Providing for Rezoning of Tattoo Parlors.”
The city’s current zoning code restricts locating tattoo parlors to designated manufacturing districts in the city – which means a tattoo shop can not open in the downtown or other commercially zoned areas of the city without first receiving a waiver from the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals. Those have been hard to come by in recent years, with the zoning board turning down two such requests during the past three years. But the change in zoning would allow a tattoo shop to open in a commercially zoned area of the city without need for a variance. The request to update the zoning for tattoo shops comes from City Zoning Board chairperson Ellen DiTonto.
Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is a review of the site plans for an addition to the Lawson Boat & Motor marina on Fluvanna Avenue.
The commission will also review the Small Cell Design Guidelines for the placement and design of utility infrastructure within the City’s public right-of-way. The guidelines intend to accommodate the functional needs of the cellular infrastructure industry while recognizing the character and function of the City’s public space.
Tuesday’s meeting will begin at 3:30 pm and will be streamed via Zoom Video Conference on the city’s website.
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