COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

SP-2005-18: Car Max Outdoor Storage and Display

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

A special Use Permit is requested for the outdoor storage/display of 184 vehicles in the Route 250 East Entrance Corridor.

 

STAFF:         

Margaret Maliszewski            

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:   

August 9, 2005

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

September 14, 2005

 

 

Proposal

The applicant proposes to construct an automobile dealership, including the outdoor storage/display of 184 vehicles at the site currently occupied by the White House Motel on Route 250 East.

 

Background:

The intent of the special use permit requirement is based on potential impacts to the Entrance Corridor. The ARB has reviewed this proposal for its impact on the Route 250 East Entrance Corridor and had no objection to the request for the Special Use Permit with a condition related to landscaping. 

 

Discussion/Findings:

There are several automobile dealerships with outdoor sales/display of vehicles in the immediate vicinity of the subject parcel along the Route 250 East Entrance Corridor. Landscaping and the method of vehicle display are issues of potential concern related to the impacts of the proposed use on the EC.

 

Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of this Special Use Permit with the following conditions:

1.      Final site plan approval is subject to ARB approval of the landscape plan (submitted with the site plan). Landscaping shown on the plan may be required to be in excess of the ARB guidelines or the Zoning Ordinance.

2.      Vehicles shall not be elevated anywhere on site.

3.      Vehicles shall be displayed only in areas indicated for display shown on the plan entitled “Car Max Preliminary Site Plan” prepared by Charles J. O’Brien, Architect and dated July 18, 2005. Display parking shall be only in designated parking spaces, as identified on this plan.

4.      Prior to final site plan approval, the applicant shall provide documentation that all easement holders do not object to proposed construction, grading, planting, etc. in their easements.

 

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