|4901 Ravensworth Road|
The applicant, Tuan Viet Chau/Phuoc Thanh Buddhist Association, purchased the property, on 4901 Ravensworth Road, in October 2016 and is using it as a Buddhist temple.
The property was deemed in violation of the county code in October, after an inspector found it was being used as a place of worship without a special permit, which is required in an R-1 zoning district.
The Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing for June 5. A staff report is expected to be issued a week before the hearing.
Loan Nguyen, the agent for Tuan Viet Chau, a monk, submitted an application for a special permit in January.
A letter to county officials from Chau says the property would be used for meditation, prayer, and workshops. It would be open 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. At those times, about 10 to 15 people would be present. It would be open twice a month 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, drawing 30 to 35 people. Three people live there.