COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Southern Urban Area B Study

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Presentation of Draft Final Report on Southern Urban Area “B” Study

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Cilimberg, Benish, Thomas

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:    Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 1, 2004

 

ACTION:                           INFORMATION:     X

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                         INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Under the Three Party Agreement signed by the City, County and University in 1986, certain areas adjacent to the University of Virginia in the City and County were designated as “Area B,” where joint planning efforts among the three jurisdictions will be conducted.  The Planning and Coordination Council (PACC) was established by the Agreement to oversee these activities and coordinate planning among the jurisdictions.  A number of Area B studies have been completed over the years, including West Main Street, Venable, Lewis Mountain, and Blue Ridge Hospital.  Because of increasing development activity in the Jefferson Park Avenue/Fontaine/Sunset Avenue neighborhoods, the City, County and University agreed to update an earlier Area B Study completed in 1988.  In June 2003, the Renaissance Planning Group was retained as consultant for the project.  In May 2004 an addendum to the original contract was signed by the three parties, to procure additional services from Renaissance and  Kimley-Horne and Associates, Inc. for an engineering evaluation of transportation connection alternatives between Fontaine Avenue and Sunset Avenue Extended.

 

The PACC will review and discuss the Study’s Final Report, after comments have been received from the Board of Supervisors, City Council, and University Master Planning Council.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

2.1 Protect and/or preserve the County’s rural character; and,

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:

Representatives from Renaissance and Kimley-Horne will make a presentation to the Board summarizing the draft Final Report of the Study, answer questions and take comments from the Supervisors. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that Board members provide comments on the consultants’ presentation.  The comments will be taken back to PACC for their discussion prior to completion of the recommendations.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Southern Urban Area B Study maps
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