March 31, 2005



Ed Blackwell

566 E. Market Street

Harrisonburg,VA 22801



RE:     SP 2004-057 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Tax Map 32 Parcel 17



Dear Mr. Blackwell:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on March 15, 2005, unanimously recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.


Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


  1. The church’s improvements and the scale and location of the improvements shall be developed in general accord with the concept plan entitled “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Rivanna Ward Waynesboro Va. Stake, Conceptual Site Layout and Utility Plan” dated January 13, 2005.
  2. The proposed road or access way shall conform to public street standards for an urban section including a curb, gutter, six-foot planting strip, street trees, and five-foot sidewalk along the LDS site.
  3. The area of assembly shall be limited to a maximum 8,800 square feet.  (Prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting this condition will be modified by staff.)
  4. The use of the combined area assembly including chapel, overflow, and cultural center (gym) to facilitate conference meetings will be permitted four times per year.  (Prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting this condition will be modified by staff.)
  5. Day care use shall be prohibited unless approved through a special use permit amendment.


View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

Return to executive summary


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2005.  Any new or additional information regarding your application must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least seven days prior to your scheduled hearing date.


If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.






Sean Dougherty

Senior Planner

Planning Division