COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

ZMA 2005-005 Liberty Hall (Cross Property)

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Liberty Hall is a request to rezone 8.01 acres from R-1 to Neighborhood Model for residential and office uses.

 

STAFF:

REBECCA RAGSDALE

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:

February 21, 2006 Public Hearing

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

March 15, 2006

 

 

APPLICANT/OWNERS: Weatherhill Development, with Timmons Group as the consulting engineer, is the applicant; Robert & Jeanne Kerr Cross and Edsel Max & Arlene J. Coble are the property owners.

 

PROPOSAL:

The area to be rezoned is located in Crozet, near Radford Lane and Route 250, adjacent to Clover Lawn and behind the Masonic Lodge. The applicant is requesting to rezone 8.01 acres from R-1 Residential to the Neighborhood Model Zoning District to allow for an office building and 53 residential units 53 residential units comprised of 8 apartments (7 affordable), 35 townhouses, and 10 single family detached units. Several waivers have been requested for critical slope disturbance, on-street parking, and Subdivision Ordinance street section requirements for a planting strip and sidewalks.

 

BACKGROUND:

The applicant submitted a rezoning application in May which has been revised several times after comments from staff.  A work session was held with the Planning Commission and discussion included several topics: Design and layout, Residential density, Amenities and green space, Mixture of uses, Mixture of housing types, Interconnections, Affordable housing, and Off-site impacts and Proffers. The applicant submitted revisions addressing input received during the work session and other staff comments. Revisions include reduced parking in Block 1, additional amenity provisions, and revised proffers including an overlot grading plan. Also submitted were three waiver requests for critical slopes, on-street parking, and street section requirements.

 

DISCUSSION/FINDINGS:

Staff has identified the following factors favorable to the rezoning request:

Staff has identified the following factors unfavorable to the rezoning request:

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff does not recommend approval of ZMA 05-05 because issues related to critical slopes and stormwater management have not been resolved with the latest revisions to the plan.  

 

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