March 3, 2006

 

Frank Pohl

Weather Hill Homes

703 E. Jefferson St.

Charlottesville, VA   22902

 

 

RE:      ZMA 2005-00005 Liberty Hall (Cross Property) - Sign # 69

            Tax Map 56, Parcels 97A, 97A1, and 97 (portion of)

 

 

Dear Mr. Pohl:

 

The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on February 21, 2006, unanimously recommended denial of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.  The Commission noted that critical slope disturbance, along with erosion and sediment control measures adjacent to those slopes, have not been adequately resolved with the latest revised plans.

 

Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on March 15, 2006.

 

Action on Waiver from Section 4.2 Critical Slopes:

            The Commission unanimously denied the waiver request from Section 4.2 Critical slopes for ZMA-2005-005 Liberty Hall.

 

Action on Waiver from Section 4.12.9(a) On-Street Parking:

            The Commission, by a 4:2 vote, approved the waiver request from Section 4.12.9(a) On-Street Parking for ZMA-2005-005 Liberty Hal, subject to the following conditions as listed in the staff report:

 

1.       The parking calculations on page 30 in the Code of Development must be revised to indicate that the residential units require a total of 48 spaces rather than 50 spaces. Since the condominiums do not have on-site parking they require 2 spaces per unit.

2.       Note on the Plan that the commercial building in Block 1 is limited to uses that require no more than 1 space per 200 square feet of net office floor area.

3.       Note on the Plan that an instrument assuring the maintenance of the 18 shared spaces must be recorded when the Block is subdivided or converted to a condominium regime.

4.       A note placed on the plan that reserves the area next to the parking lot for future parking.

 

Radford Lane/Road A - Action on Waiver from Section 14.422 Sidewalks and Planting Strips:

The Commission, by a 5:1 vote, approved the waiver request from Section 14.422 Sidewalks and Planting Strips as recommended by staff for Radford Lane/Road A in ZMA-2005-005, Liberty Hall.

 

Road B - Action on Waiver from Section 14.422 Sidewalks and Planting Strips:

The Commission, by a 4:2 vote, denied the waiver requests from Section 14.422 Sidewalks and Planting Strips for Road B in ZMA-2005-005, Liberty Hall because there is no need to approve the proposal at the maximum range due to the critical slope and density issues and the road has to be widened.

 

The Commission noted that this denial means that the applicant has to put in the sidewalk and the planting strip unless the Board changes it.

 

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If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted actions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Rebecca Ragsdale

Senior Planner

Planning Division

 

 

RAR/aer

 

 

Cc:       Coble, Edsel Max & J Arlene Coble Trustees of the Coble Living Trust

682 Radford Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Cross, Robert Al & Jeanne Kerr Cross (Coble Living Trust)

610 Radford Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

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