COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

ZMA-2005-00018 Wickham Pond – Phase II 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Wickham Pond – Phase II is a request to rezone 19.69 acres from RA to Neighborhood Model District.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Cilimberg, Echols, Grant

 

LEGAL REVIEW:  No

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 13, 2006

 

ACTION:     X          INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 


 

OWNER/APPLICANT PURCHASER:

Weatherhill Development, with Timmons Group as the consulting engineer, is the applicant; Barnes-Crozet LLC (C/O Charlotte B. Dammann) is the property owner.

 

BACKGROUND:

On July 11, 2006, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the rezoning request and the parking waiver for on-street parking. Staff recommended approval and the Commission unanimously recommended approval with the following changes:

 

1.    Revision of proffers relative to transportation impacts to include Eastern Avenue as a capital improvements project to which they could apply.

2.    Addition of screening for adjacent parcels on the General Development Plan and Code of Development.

3.    Minor revisions to the Code of Development, Application Plan, and to the proffers relative to form.

4.    Pull Building A back to 20 feet and add more landscape buffer.

5.    Cut off lighting shall be added in the Code of Development.

6.    Setbacks are to be addressed on the plan.

 

The Commission also unanimously recommended approval of the parking waiver for on-street parking.

 

DISCUSSION:

New proffers were submitted on August 25, 2006 and modified on September 5, 2006 which are included as Attachment A. All of the changes requested by the Planning Commission have been completed and, in addition, the applicant has increased the amount of cash proffers from $213,300 ($2,370 per unit for 90 units) to $405,000 ($4,500 per unit for 90 units) as shown in the current proffers.

 

Revisions to the code of development and plan have been reviewed to the satisfaction of the Architectural Review Board (ARB). The proffers have been revised per the recommendations of the County Attorney. Attachment B contains the General Development Plan revised August 25, 2006 and Attachment C contains the Code of Development dated August 25, 2006.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

The Planning Commission’s requested changes have been satisfied. The Board will need to determine whether the proffers are sufficient to satisfy concerns related to infrastructure and the pace of growth in Crozet. If the Board is satisfied that the proffers adequately satisfy the impacts, staff recommends approval of ZMA 2005-00018 with the current proffers (Attachment A), the amended General Development Plan (Attachment B) and the amended Code of Development (Attachment C).

 

Staff recommends approval of a waiver to Section 4.12.9 (a) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for the on-street parking to be provided for the purpose of meeting minimum parking requirements on lots that do not necessarily abut the lot that the spaces serve.

 

Attachments

Attachment A:               Proffers dated September 5, 2006

Attachment B:               General Development Plan revised August 25, 2006

Attachment C:               Code of Development dated August 25, 2006

View revised staff report and attachments

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