Board of Supervisors - Hunter Mill District

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Walter L. Alcorn
Hunter Mill District Supervisor

Sept. 13, 2022 Board Matter: Special Exception Application and Special Exception Amendment for Trine University



Trine University is a private, nonprofit institution based in Angola, Indiana. They offer programs mostly in the STEM and business fields. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and applied doctoral degrees in more than 50 programs on campus, online, and at education centers in Indiana, Michigan, and Arizona. Trine University intends to offer other graduate level programs such as business administration, business analytics, engineering management, and information studies at 1881 Campus Commons Dr. in Reston.

Trine University is proposing to occupy approximately 8,709 square feet within an existing office building, consisting of three classrooms with two breakout rooms and two office spaces. No more than 160 students will attend at any one time, with three faculty members present. Classes will be held between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and occasional Sundays. In addition to the three faculty members, approximately two administrative personnel will be present in the space from on 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The other uses within the building are offices and will remain as such during the work week.


Given the nature of the application where only a college/university use is proposed within an existing office building with no new construction, therefore, Mr. Chairman, I move that the Board of Supervisors direct the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors to schedule SE-2022-HM-00025 and the associated special exception amendment for a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 1, 2022.

This motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation by the Board of Supervisors on the proposed application and does not relieve the applicant from compliance with applicable ordinances, regulations, and/or adopted standards, nor does it prejudice in any way the Board's consideration of this pending application.


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