April 25, 2007

 

 

John Grady

2575 Dudley Mountain Road

North Garden, VA 22959

 

 

RE:      SP 2007-00009, Little Keswick School – Amendment (Signs #101, 102)

            Tax Map 80, Parcels 110, 110A, 110A2, 112, 117A, 118, 119

 

 

Dear Mr. Grady:

 

The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on April 17, 2007, unanimously recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors, subject to the following conditions (includes SP 06-13, as approved, with strikethroughs to delete reference to exact size and underlines for new information). 

 

1.       Special Use Permit 2006-13 2007-09 shall be limited to the construction use of a maximum two-story 45' by 95' residential facility the "New Dorm" for students enrolled in the Little Keswick School and for the conversion of the existing "Barn Dorm" to non-residential uses, such as office, recreational, storage, meeting area, or other similar uses.  The "New Dorm" shall be located and developed in general accord with the concept plan, titled, "Little Keswick School, Concept Plan"  (Attachment A.) and dated June 22, 2006 February 16, 2007 (last revision date) (the “Concept Plan”).  However, the Zoning Administrator may approve revisions to the c Concept p Plan to allow compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. 

2.       Maximum enrollment of students shall be limited to thirty-five (35). Any increase in enrollment shall require an amendment to this special use permit and may require entrance improvements subject to Virginia Department of Transportation requirements. 

3.       The existing dorm, labeled "Barn Dorm" on the concept plan (Attachment A) shall be subject to review by the Building Official prior to conversion of the existing use to any other use. 

4.       Construction shall commence within five (5) years of the date of approval of the special use permit SP-2006-013  SP 2007-09.

5.     Along the shared property line of Tax Map 80-118 and TMP 80-114A (the adjacent neighbor), between the soccer field and the fence, a planting material screen of approximately 124 feet in length and 17 feet in width shall be established and maintained on TMP 80-118.  The planting materials shall consist of a minimum of 17 Leyland Cypress, each a minimum of 8 feet in height, and shall be planted approximately 6 feet on center.

6.     Along the shared property line of Tax Map 80-110, TMP 80-110 and TMP 80-114A (the adjacent neighbor), a plant material screen of approximately 340 feet in length and 40 feet in width between the existing gym building and TMP 80-116A shall be established and maintained on TMP 80-110 and a portion of TMP 80-110A.  Starting at the gym, the first 260 feet in length shall be planted with a minimum of 45 Juniperus Virginiana, each a minimum of 8 feet in height, and shall be planted approximately 6 feet on center.  The remaining 80 feet in length shall be planted with a minimum of 13 Leyland Cypress, each a minimum of 6 feet in height, and shall be planted approximately 6 feet on center. 

 

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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on May 2, 2007.

 

If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Joan McDowell

Principal Planner for the Rural Areas

Planning Division