What is the Gateway Crossing Overlay all about?

The Exit 150 area is the "face" of Botetourt County and the entrance to the Roanoke Valley for travelers and visitors on Interstate 81. Redevelopment of the area has been challenging in part because of existing zoning requirements.  The Gateway Crossing Overlay reduces unnecessary regulations in a targeted manner to make redevelopment of the area more practical and easier.

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1. What is the Gateway Crossing Overlay all about?
2. What opportunities will the overlay provide?
3. Is there a public cost cost or Botetourt County budget associated with the zoning change?
4. I own property or operate a business and I wish to continue to do so.
5. I own property that is currently vacant, and I have no current plans to develop it. What does this mean for me?
6. I own property and I want to develop or sell it.
7. I own property or operate a business and I want to expand my current use soon.
8. What about my proffered conditions?
9. Will I be required to add on-street parking or sidewalks if I expand my business and my site is topographically challenged?
10. If the overlay is not adopted, and I want to subdivide my property and create a new public street network, can I build whatever I want?
11. Will the Overlay change existing zoning?
12. Does the county have a shortage of properties that are zoned for B-3?
13. What if my property was previously rezoned with proffers or has an SEP with conditions?
14. What if I seek a waiver in the future and the zoning administrator denies it?
15. What will happen to my property values.
16. What does reduced, required setbacks mean?
17. What will the overlay mean for business signage?
18. If the overlay is not adopted, and I want to subdivide my property and create a new public street network, can I build whatever I want?