The Purcellville Town Council last week unanimously approved Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates’ plans to build a larger practice in the Mayfair Industrial Park. The property is on Shepherdstown Court, off Purcellville Road and less than a mile north of the vet’s current location.
According to Bowman Consulting Group Principal Mark Baker, the two buildings the veterinary clinic currently uses on Cornwell Lane are close to capacity and the expansion will provide room for additional services, including animal day care, a dog swimming pool, animal physical therapy and a photography studio.
Because the animal day care portion of the building would function as a kennel, the plans required a special use permit and council review.
“The remaining uses that they’re planning to use the building for are permitted by right,” said Purcellville Senior Planner Erin Goodrich.
The applicant said noise shouldn’t be a problem because the closest home would also be at least 215 feet away.
“The distance between the residential and the building. That’s very positive,” Councilwoman Kelli Grim said. “I highly support this.”