[Nelson] – Proposed Rezoning Application for “potential Dollar General” in Avon

Document via Nelson County Government website : Above a preliminary site plan that has been submitted to Nelson County as a portion of a larger packet. The old Anderson’s Store property in Avon at the intersection of Route 6 (Mountain Road / Avon Rd) and Route 151 is currently designated residential. The request by property owners is to rezone it to business. According to the site plan a large retail operation could be planned if approval is granted.

Afton / Avon
Nelson County, Virginia

A plan is in the works to rezone to the old Anderson’s Store property in Avon from Residential (R-1) to Business (B-1). Over the course of the past few months various applications and site plans have been submitted to the county and have been reviewed by VDOT. The 28 page packet prepared for presentation to the Nelson County Planning Commission doesn’t say what the proposed retail location might be. However, an email from a VDOT official included in the packet makes reference to a “potential “Dollar General”.”

Above a May 10, 2017 email exchange with VDOT Engineer Jeffery Kessler where the mention of a potential “Dollar General” was referenced. This is a public document online as part of the planning commission presentation packet.

VDOT has been doing extensive construction work at that intersection for the past several weeks.

Back in April, we told you about a Dollar General that is under construction in Nellysford between Wells Fargo Bank and The University Of Virginia Community Credit Union.

Back in 2008 one of the property owners, Curtis Bruguiere, asked the county to rezone the property to Business (B-1 Conditional).

“The applicant has applied to rezone 1.10 acres of land located at 1897 and 1889 Avon Road in Afton from
Residential, R-1 to Business, B-1 Conditional, to permit use of a small area of the existing (non-conforming) building as a real estate office for himself and continued use of the remaining portion as a neighborhood convenience store to be operated by someone else.”

That request was one of several that was denied.

The planning commission meeting on this latest matter was originally scheduled for May 24th at 7 PM in the General District Courtroom in Lovingston. We got word as of Monday morning that it’s been rescheduled to June 28th meeting. We will update any additional info as soon as we know.


  1. Help me understand what it is with these Dollar Stores everywhere? How many pairs of disposable sunglasses and fidget spinners can people buy in a week?


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