COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Mountain Overlay District (August 1)

RA Phasing and Clustering of Subdivisions (August 3)

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

 

August 1:  Public input on the proposed Mountain Overlay District (MOD) Committee's Proposal for Protection of Albemarle County's Mountain Resources and

August 3:  Public input on the Rural Areas phasing and clustering of subdivision frameworks

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

 

Tucker, Foley, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish, McDowell

REVIEWED BY:

Graham; Benish

 

AGENDA DATE:                       ITEM NUMBER:

August 1, 2006 (MOD)

August 3, 2006 (Phasing/Clustering)

ACTION:                                    INFORMATION:

No Action

 

CONSENT AGENDA:         

     ACTION:                               INFORMATION:

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     

 

Yes

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Mountain Protection Ordinance Committee presented a proposal for protection of the County's mountain resources at a work session on May 10, 2006.   Following the MOD work session, a second work session was held to consider the recommendations of the Planning Commission for Rural Areas Phasing and Clustering frameworks. 

At that meeting, the Board directed staff to have two informational open houses to give citizens opportunities to gain an understanding of these proposals.  The Board also directed staff to schedule a joint Planning Commission and Board meetings to receive public comments on the proposals. 

 

Open Houses:  Two informational open houses for the public have been scheduled:  Tuesday July 25 for the MOD and on Thursday July 27 for Rural Areas phasing and clustering frameworks. 

 

Public Comment Meetings:  Two opportunities for the public to comment in person to the Board and Commission have been scheduled:  Tuesday August 1 for the MOD and on Thursday August 3 for the RA phasing and clustering frameworks.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 2.1:  Protect and/or preserve the County's rural character.

Goal 2.2:  Protect and/or preserve the County's natural resources.

 

DISCUSSION:

The public comment meetings on August 1 and August 3 will provide opportunities for citizens to comment on the proposed frameworks in person.  For those not able to attend the public comment meetings, citizen comment sheets will be available at both open houses and at the County Fair during both public comment meetings.  The comment sheets will be copied and provided to the Board and Commission when they have all been received.  

 

Staff does not expect that the Board and Commission to provide direction regarding the proposed frameworks at the public comment meetings. 

 

A work session can be scheduled for September, for the Board and Commission to give direction regarding ordinances to implement MOD, phasing, and clustering of subdivisions, which provides the Board and Commission time to consider all of the comments.     

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission receive public comment on the proposed Mountain Overlay District plan and the proposed phasing and clustering subdivision frameworks.  Staff recommends that the Board schedule a work session in September to consider proceeding on ordinances for the MOD and for phasing and clustering of subdivisions.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

           

A         Mountain Overlay District Committee Proposal for Protection of Albemarle County's Mountain Resources

B         Planning Commission Recommendations to the Board of Supervisors Phasing, Clustering, Family Divisions Framework Plan

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