August 23, 2006



Robert and Elizabeth Wilson

P.O. Box 24

Keswick, VA 22947



RE:      SP-2006-013 Little Keswick School Dorm Amendment (Signs #23,24)

            TM 80 Parcels 110A, 110A2, 112, 117A, 118, 119



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wilson:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on August 8, 2006, unanimously recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.

Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


1.        Special Use Permit 2006-13 shall be limited to the construction of a maximum two-story 45' by 95' residential facility "New Dorm" for students enrolled in the Little Keswick School and for the conversion of the existing "Barn Dorm" to non-residential uses, such as office, recreational, storage, meeting area, or other similar uses.  The "New Dorm" shall be located and developed in general accord with the concept plan, titled, "Little Keswick School, Concept Plan"  (Attachment A.) and dated June 22, 2006 (last revision date).  However, the Zoning Administrator may approve revisions to the concept plan to allow compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. 

2.        Maximum enrollment of students shall be limited to 31. Any increase in enrollment shall require an amendment to this special use permit and may require entrance improvements subject to Virginia Department of Transportation requirements. 

3.       The existing dorm, labeled "Barn Dorm" on the concept plan (Attachment A) shall be subject to review by the Building Official prior to conversion of the existing use to any other use. 

4.       Construction of the dorm shall commence within five (5) years of the date of approval of the special use permit, SP-2006-013. 

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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on September 6, 2006.



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






Joan McDowell

Principal Planner for the Rural Areas

Planning Division