Attachment G








            WHEREAS, a Location Public Hearing was conducted on November 4, 2004 in the City of Charlottesville by representatives of the City of Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, the Steering Committee, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation after due and proper notice for the purpose of considering the proposed location of the Hillsdale Drive Extension Project U000-104-119, PE101, R201, C501 in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, at which hearing aerial photographs, drawings and other pertinent information were made available for public inspection in accordance with state and federal requirements; and


            WHEREAS, all persons and parties in attendance were afforded full opportunity to participate in said hearing; and


            WHEREAS, representatives of the County of Albemarle were present and participated in said hearing; and


            WHEREAS, the Board has previously requested the Virginia Department of Transportation to program this project; and


            WHEREAS, the Board considered all such matters;


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby approves the location of the proposed project under the “Alternative C” alignment as presented at the Public Hearing subject to the following conditions:

  1. The safety of those working and living in, using the services of and traveling through the area are of the utmost importance and design features incorporated into the roadway must enhance and promote its function as a local, low speed (posted a 25 mph) road which is user friendly to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit as well as those using other modes of mobility.
  2. A community workshop program must be developed by the Steering Committee so the citizens of the area have the opportunity to provide input about the project and to comment on design features. 
  3. Any loss in the number of parking spaces presently existing in the vicinity of the Senior Center, Jordan Building, Laurels, or Pepsi Plant, or on the street at Pepsi Place must be replaced in any build alternative.
  4. Sidewalks and bike/multi-use trails will be provided throughout the project and should connect with and include safety features similar to those being implemented on Hillsdale Drive north of its intersection with Greenbrier Drive.
  5. The possibility of separated bike paths/multi-use trails and/or alternative-vehicle paths should be thoroughly investigated, particularly in the area east of the Senior Center, the Jordan Building and the Pepsi Plant.
  6. Traffic calming and traffic control features should be incorporated into the design to promote a safe, low speed facility and encourage its use as a local road and not as a bypass to Route 29.
  7. Design features such as landscape/streetscape, lighting, etc. that will promote the Route 29/H/250 Phase 2 Report vision for the area should be utilized where feasible.
  8. Every effort should be made to protect the view shed, watershed and natural features of the impacted area (including the Rivanna Trail) as part of the design and construction of any build alternative.


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