COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Airport Property – Request to amend the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area
Request for a public hearing to amend Jurisdictional Area Boundary to provide water and sewer service to Tax Map 31, Parcel 27A located on west side of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport property in the Hollymead Development Area.
Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Cilimberg, Benish
LEGAL REVIEW: YES
November 1, 2006
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The Airport Authority is requesting ACSA Jurisdictional Area designation for sewer service to an 11.45 acre parcel located on Earlysville Road just west of the airport runway (Attachment A). The undeveloped property is zoned LI, Light Industrial and is located within the designated Hollymead Development Area, in the Whitehall Magisterial District. The parcels to the east containing the airport are currently designated for water and sewer service and are served by both utilities. The properties to the south, west and northwest are located in the designated Rural Area and are not in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area.
2.2 Protect and/or preserve the County's natural resources.
The Comprehensive Plan provides the following concerning the provision of water and sewer service to the Development Areas:
“General Principle: Urban Areas, Communities, and Villages are to be served by public water and sewer (p. 114).”
“Provide water and sewer service only to areas within the ACSA Jurisdictional Areas (p. 130).”
“Follow the boundaries of the designated Development Areas in delineating Jurisdictional Areas (p.130).”
The Comprehensive Plan recommends serving the Development Areas with public water and sewer service. This parcel is located within the Hollymead Community Development Area and is already designated in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area for water service. Therefore, designating this parcel for public water and sewer service would align with County policy. Service would be provided through the airport property to the east.
The property owner will bear the costs for water and sewer hook-up.
As a general policy, staff has advised that public utility capacity should be reserved to support development of designated Development Areas. Since this property is located within a designated Development Area, the provision of both water and sewer service to the property would be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan public utility policy. Therefore, staff recommends the Board of Supervisors set a public hearing date of December 6, 2006, for this request for public water and sewer service to Tax Map 31, Parcel 27A.
Attachment A - Location Map
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