COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
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
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
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:
Staff and the Commission recommend approval for the request for outdoor storage and display in an Entrance Corridor, with the following conditions:
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.
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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