RESOLUTION OF INTENT

 

WHEREAS, one of the key purposes of the family subdivision regulations is to promote the cohesiveness of the family; and

 

WHEREAS, the Rural Areas Plan (the “Plan”) was adopted by the Board of Supervisors as part of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan on March 2, 2005, and it states that one way to discourage the transfer of lots created by a family subdivision to someone who is not a member of the immediate family is to increase the period the parcel to be subdivided must be owned by the family member before it may be subdivided, and to increase the period each family subdivision lot must be owned by the grantee of a lot created by a family subdivision before it may be transferred to someone who is not a member of the immediate family; and

 

WHEREAS, Albemarle County Code § 14-212 requires that the grantee of a lot created by a family subdivision not transfer the lot to someone who is not a member of the immediate family for two years from the date of recordation of the plat; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to better promote the purposes of the family subdivision regulations and to discourage their abuse, it is desired to amend the Subdivision Ordinance to establish a period by which a landowner must own a parcel before it may be subdivided by family subdivision, to extend the period prohibiting the transfer of a lot created by family subdivision to someone who is not a member of the immediate family beyond the current two-year period, and to adopt such other regulations to assure that these requirements are satisfied.

 

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good land development practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Albemarle County Code § 14-212 and any other regulations of the Subdivision Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the subdivision text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.

 

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