COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

SUB 2006-224 Rolling Meadows

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Appeal of Planning Commission Action denying private street approval.

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Graham, McCulley, Fritz

 

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

February 7, 2007

 

ACTION:      x                       INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                             INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Planning Commission denied a request for private street approval for this proposed subdivision on September 19, 2006.  The applicant appealed that decision to the Board of Supervisors.  The Board heard this appeal on December 6, 2006 and deferred action to allow VDOT review to verify that a public street could be constructed in the proposed private street alignment. 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 4:  Effectively Manage the County’s Growth and Development  

 

 

DISCUSSION:

To insure that approval of a private street is not facilitating this development in the Rural Areas, staff and the applicant have contacted the Virginia Department of Transportation to determine if it is feasible to construct a public street to serve the proposed subdivision.  After reviewing plans for the proposed public street, Joel DeNunzio, the VDOT Residency Program Manager, has stated that “The horizontal, vertical, connection, and typical section meet VDOT standards and it appears that this road can be constructed as a state road.”  This supports County staff assessment that a public street could be constructed in the same alignment as the proposed private street.  Staff had found that the construction of a public street would require 230% more earthwork than the construction of a private street.  We therefore continue to recommend approval of a private street.

 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

None

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends approval of the private street waiver request.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Sept 19, 2006 Staff Report to the Planning Commission
Planning Commission minutes

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