RESOLUTION OF INTENT

 

            WHEREAS, there is a shortage of affordable housing in Albemarle County; and

 

            WHEREAS, setting specific targets for the development of affordable dwelling units is 

one of the strategies identified in the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan (the “Comprehensive Plan”) to provide affordable housing in Albemarle County; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan currently states that, at a minimum, 15% of all dwelling units developed under a rezoning or a special use permit should be affordable, or a comparable contribution should be made to achieve the County’s affordable housing goals; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is desired to amend the Comprehensive Plan to establish the basis for calculating the number of affordable dwelling units to be proffered based on the additional dwelling units allowed after the rezoning; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is also desired to amend the Comprehensive Plan to establish a formula for calculating the cash or cash-equivalent proffers for a rezoning in lieu of proffering the recommended number of affordable dwelling units.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare, good planning and land use practices and, in particular, to achieve Albemarle County’s affordable housing goals, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan as described herein, and to make any other changes to the Comprehensive Plan deemed to be necessary in order to achieve the purposes described herein; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan amendment proposed pursuant to this resolution of intent, and make its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at the earliest possible date.

 

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