COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
SP2005 – 027 Drive up Window for a Bank
Request to rezone 31 acres from RA (Rural Areas) to PDMC (Planned Development Mixed Commercial) with proffers for an area in the southern portion of the Hollymead Town Center area along Route 29 north.
LEGAL REVIEW: YES
June 13, 2007
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
On April 3, 2007 the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this rezoning and special use permit request. Staff recommended approval provided that the following items were addressed before the Board’s public hearing:
The Planning Commission recommended approval with the expectation that these items would be addressed. The Commission recommended approval of SP-2005-027, a Drive Up Window for Bank, with the following conditions:
On June 4, 2007, the ARB reviewed the applicant’s revisions to the vegetative buffer proposed along Route 29 between the roadway and the proposed development. The location of a stormwater line affects the ability to implement the planting plan originally approved for the entire Town Center frontage when Area B (Target and Harris Teeter) was approved. The expectation at that time was that the buffer along Route 29 would be consistent across the different properties contained in the Town Center. The ARB reviewed the applicant’s proposed solution to providing what was anticipated for the landscape buffer, but could not support the proposal because the overhead utility line that affects the buffer was not shown on the plan provided for the ARB to review.
Staff has determined that the applicant has satisfactorily addressed the items that remained after the Planning Commission’s public hearing (noted above):
Architectural Review Board
Although the ARB did not have sufficient information needed to support the rezoning, they provided a list of revisions necessary for the project to meet ARB guidelines should the Board decide to approve this re-zoning. (Exhibit C, ARB Action Memo – revisions 1-9 on page 2) These revisions include those recommended by staff (number 1-5 in Exhibit C) and additional revisions noted by the ARB (numbers 6-9 in Exhibit C).
Timing does not allow an opportunity for these revisions to be submitted and reviewed by the ARB prior to the applicant’s advertised Board hearing date. However, the items raised by the ARB and included in the Action Memo can be addressed at the site plan stage and the applicant has expressed a willingness to do so. All other ARB recommendations are sufficiently addressed or will be reviewed and subject to ARB certificate of appropriateness at the site plan stage.
Based on the applicant’s response to the issues that remained at the Planning Commissions public hearing and with recommended revisions detailed in the ARB action memo to be addressed by the ARB at the site plan stage, staff recommends approval of ZMA 2005-015 with the proffers in Exhibit A and the amended application plan (Exhibit B), and SP 2005 – 027 with the following conditions:
EXHIBIT A: Signed Proffers dated June 13, 2007
EXHIBIT B: Application Plan dated March 16, 2006
EXHIBIT C: June 4, 2007 ARB Action Memo
PC actions letter
PC staff report and attachments
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