COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

ZMA 2005-0005 Liberty Hall (Cross Property)

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Liberty Hall is a request to rezone 8.01 acres from R-1 to Neighborhood Model which is currently under review. A work session with the Planning Commission has been scheduled to provide preliminary feedback to the applicant.

 

STAFF:

REBECCA RAGSDALE

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:

January 17, 2006 Work Session

February 14, 2006 Public Hearing

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

 Not scheduled

 

 

 

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. (Attachments A and B) 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 comprised of 22 condominiums (7 affordable units), 21 townhouses, and 10 single family detached units.

 

BACKGROUND:

The applicant submitted a rezoning application in May which has been revised several times after comments from staff.  In advance of the public hearing scheduled for this rezoning in February, this work session is planned to familiarize the Planning Commission with the project and to discuss several issues that would benefit from advance input.

 

DISCUSSION/FINDINGS:

Staff and the applicant are seeking general guidance from the Commission on the proposal. Specifically, staff poses the following preliminary discussion topics:

1.       Design and layout

2.       Residential density

3.       Amenities and green space

4.       Mixture of uses

5.       Mixture of housing types

6.       Interconnections

7.       Affordable housing

8.       Off-site impacts and Proffers

 

RECOMMENDATION:

The Commission is asked to provide feedback on the rezoning proposal and input on the discussion questions asked.  Once the Commission has weighed in on these issues the applicant will complete submittal for a public hearing.

 

Go to January 17 staff report

Return to Feb 21 staff report