COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

SP 06-009: Birchwood Place

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request for “Drive-in windows serving or associated with permitted uses” in the C-1 zoning district, in accordance with Section 22.2.2 (10) of the Zoning Ordinance

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Pennock

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

October 4, 2006

 

ACTION:                              INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:     X                     INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

This request was considered by the Planning Commission at its August 8, 2006 meeting, and was recommended for approval.  The Board of Supervisors reviewed the request at the September 6, 2006 meeting.  Action was deferred pending a review by the Architectural Review Board.  Assuming favorable action by the Architectural Review Board, staff was instructed that this item could be considered as a consent agenda action.  The Architectural Review Board voted to approve the project, with two conditions of approval:

1.       Provide a row of evergreen shrubs along the eastern boundary line, from the southeast corner of the property behind the sign for a distance of 120’ along the eastern property line, to form a hedge that will screen views of the drive-thru use. Planting height shall be 30”. Mature height shall be a minimum of 4’.

2.       Provide 3 ˝ inch caliper large shade trees, 35 feet on center, parallel to the EC street.  Remove the water easement from the planting strip along the EC or guarantee that street trees will remain.  If utilities conflict with the EC trees, increase the depth of the planting area to avoid conflicts.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Strategic Objective 1.3 – Increase the economic vitality of the development areas;

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Please see attached Staff Report.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

No budget impact.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends approval of the request to allow four drive-through lanes to serve the proposed bank with the conditions listed above.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Executive Summary (August 8) and Staff Report

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