RESOLUTION OF INTENT
MEADOW CREEK PARKWAY
WHEREAS, the Meadow Creek Parkway is a component of a transportation network that is key to improving the overall transportation efficiency in the greater metropolitan area and consists of the McIntire Road Extension, being within the Charlottesville City limits between Route 250 and Melbourne Road, and the Meadow Creek Parkway being within the County of Albemarle between Melbourne Road and Rio Road; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2004 the Virginia Department of Transportation conducted a Design Public Hearing for the Meadow Creek Parkway; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has designed the alignment of the Meadow Creek Parkway to be consistent with the “Meadow Creek Parkway Final Report, dated May, 2001”, prepared by Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects, as incorporated into the Albemarle Comprehensive Plan on June 20, 2001; and
WHEREAS, the plans presented at the public hearing displayed the design of the parkway and pedestrian/bike trail, and the limits for proposed public land and public easement generally consistent with the requests from the County of Albemarle;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Board of County Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia hereby adopts a Resolution of Intent to endorse the design of the Meadow Creek Parkway and pedestrian/bike trail, and the limits for proposed public land and public easement, as presented in the Design Public Hearing for VDOT Project: 0631-002-128, C502, B612, B657 with the conditions as stated below:
1. The Meadow Creek Parkway plan sheets will include the existing and proposed topography.
2. The Meadow Creek Parkway plan sheets and cross-sections will display the vertical and horizontal rounding of the side-slopes necessary to blend the road grading into the natural terrain.
3. A three (3) meter planting strip will be provided between the curb and sidewalk on both sides of the four-lane divided portion of Rio Road to provide a visual transition into the Parkway.
4. The County of Albemarle will concur with a conventional (signalized) intersection at Melbourne Road only upon VDOT demonstration, to the satisfaction of the County Board of Supervisors, that the public would not be better served by grade separating the Parkway and Melbourne Road with no access to Melbourne Road, as suggested in the public hearing comments.
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