COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

SP-2005-25: Jarmanís Sportscycles Outdoor Storage and Display

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

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

 

OWNER:         

Jimco I LLC

 

 

STAFF:         

Margaret Maliszewski

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:   

December 13, 2005

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

January 11, 2006

 

 

Proposal

The applicant proposes to construct a two-story 130í x 76í building to house Jarmanís Sportscycles in the Route 250 East Entrance Corridor. The design includes 12í-deep porches on the north and west sides of the building for the outdoor display of motorcycles.

 

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. The ARB had no objection to the request for the Special Use Permit and has recommended conditions of approval. 

 

Discussion/Findings:

By limiting the proposed vehicle display to the porches of the building, and by designing the building to complement the adjacent structure to the west, the impacts of the vehicle display are expected to be limited and the overall development is expected to be compatible with the district. Illumination and retention of the existing woodland on site are issues of potential concern related to the impacts of the proposed use on the EC and the existing character of the district.

 

Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of this Special Use Permit with conditions related to the location of display, treatment of display, retention of woodland and existing frontage trees, lighting, signage and fencing.

 

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