ZMA 2004-11 Charlottesville Power Equipment


SP 2004-36 Fill In The Floodplain


SP 2004-37 Outdoor Display In An Entrance Corridor


Request for Critical Slopes Waiver




ZMA 04-11 is a request to rezone approximately 2.142 acres from C-1 to HC. It is accompanies by SP 04-36 to allow filling in the floodplain, by SP 04-37 to allow outdoor storage and display in an Entrance Corridor, and by an application for a Critical Slopes Waiver.




December 7, 2005


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On November 15, 2005, the Planning Commission voted to approve the ZMA, contingent on a proffer amendment for  landscaping to screen the development from the proposed greenway. The Commission also voted to recommend approval of both of the SPs with conditions and the Critical Slopes Waiver with conditions.




The attached proffers and landscape plan address the concerns of the Planning Commission.




Staff recommends approval of the zoning map amendment, with the attached proffers. Staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of the request for fill in the floodplain, with the following conditions:


  1. A letter of map amendment must be obtained from FEMA.
  2. Copies of state and federal permits (DEQ, Army Corps of Engineers) must be provided.


Staff and the Commission recommend approval for the request for outdoor storage and display in an Entrance Corridor, with the following conditions:


  1. Site lighting shall be limited to the satisfaction of the ARB, as illustrated in the ARB-approved lighting plan, dated October 12, 2005, and prepared by Terra Partners, LLC.           .
  2. The storage yard fence shall be of material, character, and design that are coordinated with the building, as approved by the ARB.
  3. Regarding items for storage/display:

a.       Equipment shall be stored/displayed only in areas indicated for storage/display on the “Display Area Exhibit” plan dated October 12, 2005.

b.       Items located in the storage lot on the north side of the building shall not exceed 10 feet in height.

c.       Items located in the storage/display areas under the two easternmost awnings on the south side of the building shall be limited to small lawn mowers, rototillers, and other similarly sized items. Items on display shall not extend into sidewalk, landscape, or parking areas.

d.       Items located under the tower shall be fully contained within the structure of the roofed tower, as shown on the architectural elevation drawing sheet A3 (East/front Elevation) and A5 (South Elevation), dated December 28, 2004.

e.       Items for sale/storage/display shall not be elevated anywhere on the site.

  1. Retaining wall materials are subject to ARB approval and shall be indicated on the ARB-approved site development plan.


Staff and the Commission recommend approval of the waiver for modification of critical slopes, with the following conditions:


1.    Placement of the landscape buffer along the edge of the storage yard facing the river shall be provided.

2.    Increase evergreen screening along the ARB evaluated fence line between the river and the storage area. Provide shade tolerant trees.

3.       The site plan shall come back before the Planning Commission for review.




Proffers for ZMA 2004- 11, Dated November 30, 2005

Landscape Plan, prepared by Terra Partners, dated November 30, 2005

View PC actions letter

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