COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

White Gables change to entrance

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Resolution to modify the existing entrance to White Gables to a right-in, right-out only entrance.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Benish, Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

January 10, 2007

 

ACTION:                              INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X                     INFORMATION: 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

White Gables and Kenridge are adjacent new residential developments located on Route 250 West, across from the Birdwood Golf Course. Both developments are required by conditions of their respective Special Use Permits to build a private road connection to their mutual property line, thus creating a connector road between the two developments that would allow shared use of access points to Route 250.  Both developments are in the process of developing this connector road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3:  Develop Policies and Infrastructure Improvements to Address the County’s Growing Needs.

 

DISCUSSION:

A Special Use Permit condition for the White Gables development states, in part, that:

Should a consolidated entrance be located at a point west of the White Gables property in the future, an access easement shall be provided on the property for traffic from the National Legal Research Group property (Tax Map 60, Parcel 25) across the White Gables property, and this access shall be reserved on the final subdivision plat/site plan…  In the event that such consolidated entrance is provided, either the Virginia Department of Transportation ("VDOT") or the County's Director of Engineering may require the applicant to close the existing entrance shown on the Conceptual Plan, convert it to a right in/right out only entrance/exit, or require that other modifications be made to the entrance.

 

The entrance to the Kenridge development (to the west of White Gables) is now under construction and will function as the consolidated entrance for the two developments. As noted in the above condition, the acting County Engineer, Mark Graham, or VDOT may determine the disposition of the existing White Gables entrance.  The County Engineer is recommending that the existing White Gables entrance be converted to a right-in/right-out only entrance/exit. The Route 250 West Task has indicated its supported for this design, as well.  Staff believes a right-in/right-out only access at White Gables will help with the traffic flow in this area along Route 250 West. Because this modification will impact a state maintained road, VDOT must approve the design concept. The attached resolution requests that VDOT support and implement this conversion of the existing White Gables entrance.    

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The applicant will be responsible for all cost associated with the entrance modification.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution found on Attachment A, requesting that VODT approve an entrance permit for a right-in/right-out only entrance and exit for the existing entrance to the White Gables development.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Resolution

Attachment B – Location Map

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