Southern Urban Area B Study Update




STAFF CONTACT(S): Mr. Cilimberg, Mr. Benish

AGENDA DATE:                      ITEM NUMBERS:

Board of Supervisors, February 4, 2002


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BACKGROUND:  In recent years development activity has increased in the southern portion of the County’s urban area and on nearby properties owned by the University, causing concern in adjacent City neighborhoods.  In response, the City, County and University through the PACC agreed that it was appropriate to update the 1988 JPA/Fontaine Area B Study for the original study area.  The three jurisdictions contributed equally to the project budget, and the Renaissance Planning Group was hired in May 2003 as consultant for what is now called the Southern Urban Area B Study.  A Project Advisory Group was appointed with members representing all three jurisdictions, and a group of agency and other Community Stakeholders was also organized.


Public involvement activities began in August.  Since then, the project team has briefed the PACC twice, and three meetings of the Project Advisory Group and Community Stakeholders have been held.  Notes from the third meeting (January 22) are attached.  A Community Open House took place on November 8, and another is planned for March 4.  All reports, presentations, and meeting notes have been posted on the Albemarle County website, and a list of participants has been maintained.  It is anticipated that the original scope of work will be completed in March of this year.  The City has retained the Renaissance Planning Group for additional urban design work related to Fontaine Avenue. 



3.3        Develop and implement policies that address the County’s growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County.


DISCUSSION:   The February 4 presentation to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commissions will focus primarily on transportation and preliminary land use analysis and recommendations.  Attached to this summary are maps of the study area as well as excerpts from the transportation analysis and notes from the final Advisory Group/Stakeholders meeting. 


RECOMMENDATIONNo action is necessary.  The presentation is for Planning Commission’s and Board of Supervisor’s information, and questions and comments are very welcome.




A – Existing Conditions: Built Environment Map

B – Alternative Scenario Map

C – Existing Conditions [traffic counts]

D – Trend Scenario [traffic counts]

E – Alternative Scenario [traffic counts]

F – Area B: Traffic Modeling [spreadsheet]

G – Advisory Group Meeting notes (January 22, 2004)

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