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    Purcellville approves rezoning application to expand Patrick Henry College

    photoPatrick Henry College in Purcellville is an Evangelical institution with an enrollment of approximately 325. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Trevor Baratko
    The Purcellville Town Council at its May 27 meeting approved an application to rezone two parcels of land on Patrick Henry College's campus.

    The land will be converted from office/light industrial and low-density residential to institutional and public use, thus expanding the college campus.

    A 65 acre piece of land, Parcel A borders the Route 7 bypass and is near Route 287, Berlin Turnpike, while Parcel B, a 9 acre piece of land is near Business Route 7 in the southeast quadrant of the school.

    Parcel A was annexed into the town after a 2009 agreement.

    As a requirement, Patrick Henry will provide lighting for a pedestrian crosswalk at Berlin Turnpike and conduct a traffic impact analysis to determine whether a traffic light is necessary at the college entrance. Patrick Henry will also be required to construct the traffic signal or build a second entrance if the study necessitates. Patrick Henry will also construct a second entrance once enrollment reaches 900 full-time students.

    The school must also pay the town a fee based on the cost of services additional students may incur to the town. The base fee is $2,500 for the school's current enrollment of less than 600 students and increases by $1,500 for each additional 300 students.

    Additionally, all buildings, lights, sewer and water must conform with current standards and infrastructure requirements.

    “We want to thank the Purcellville Town Council, the Planning Commission and the entire town staff for their assistance in our rezoning efforts,” said David Halbrook, communications director for the college, in a written statement. “The council's action completed the work begun over 14 years ago to bring properties into the town and receive appropriate zoning designation in order to secure the future growth of PHC. The college looks forward to developing an attractive and inviting campus for its students, the community and visitors to the town.”

    Patrick Henry College is a deeply conservative Evangelical Christian college founded in 2000 that offers five liberal arts majors. The school currently home to about 320 students currently. The campus also houses the Home School Legal Defense Association.



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