COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

CPA 2003-07 Crozet Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to receive comments on amending the Land Use Plan section of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan by replacing the existing profile of the Crozet Community with new land use policies, guidelines, recommendations, goals and strategies for future development within the Crozet development area.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Graham, Cilimberg, Thomas, Echols

 

LEGAL REVIEW:Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

August 11, 2004

 

ACTION:†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††INFORMATION:†††††† X

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

ACTION:†††††††††††††††††††††INFORMATION:

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:†† No

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Board of Supervisors has held two work sessions on the Crozet Master Plan Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) recommended by the Planning Commission.The May 5 work session focused on the role of the Master Plan within the context of existing growth management policy as well as the organization and key features of the document.The June 2 session was a discussion of the critical elements and implementation measures recommended by the Plan. A citizenís informational meeting was also held May 18 at Henley Middle School, to provide the community with an additional opportunity to review the proposed CPA and ask questions of staff and Board members. The Board then decided to schedule a public hearing to receive comments on the CPA, before completing its review and acting upon the Planning Commissionís recommendation.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

2.1 Protect and/or preserve the Countyís rural character; and, 3.3 Develop and implement policies that address the Countyís growth and urbanization while continuing to enhance the factors that contribute to the quality of life in the County

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The August 11 public hearing will be the first opportunity for citizens to provide comments to the full Board during its review of the Crozet Master Plan Comprehensive Plan.Based on comments received at this hearing, the Board will need to decide whether it wants to schedule any additional work sessions or is ready to take action on the CPA.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Unless the Board feels that additional review is necessary, staff recommends approval of the CPA, incorporating the critical elements of the Crozet Master Plan, with the exception of the implementation plan.Analysis of the proposed timing, funding strategies and policy issues proposed in this section of the plan are currently under review by the Urbanization Committee estabished through the strategic planning process.†† In addition, the items in the implementation plan will need to be considered in the CIP review process this Fall.Analysis and consideration during the CIP process is necessary to determine how the plan could be funded and what policies may result from its implementation.

 

 

 

Additional Information previously provided in June 2, 2004, Agenda

A – Recommendations by Sector

B – Crozet Priorities

C – Implementation Strategies

D – Costs and Strategies for Funding Improvements

 

 

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