COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE: CPA 05-02 Growth Management Policy Update

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing on proposal to amend the Land Use Plan section of the Comprehensive Plan and the introduction to the Rural Areas Plan to be consistent with policies adopted in the Rural Areas Plan.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S): Scott Clark

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

Benish, Cilimberg, McDowell

 

AGENDA DATE:    7/11/07          

ITEM NUMBER:

 

 

ACTION:  X                                INFORMATION:

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:         

     ACTION:                               INFORMATION:

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

At a work session on April 24, 2007, the Planning Commission reviewed this proposal, which is intended to make existing policies regarding the Rural Areas consistent with those adopted in the Rural Areas Plan. The background for the proposed changes is given in Attachment D. The Commission recommended adoption of three amendments—to the Growth Management section of the Land Use Plan (Attachment A); the Community Facilities section of the Land Use Plan (Attachment B), and the introduction to the Rural Areas Plan (Attachment C).

 

On June 6, 2007, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this item, but deferred consideration of the proposal in order to give the public an opportunity to review more complete information.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

 

Goal 2:                        Protect the County’s Natural Resources.

Goal 4:            Effectively manage the County’s Growth and Development.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

In addition to the two original sections to be amended, staff is providing additional changes to the Introduction of the Rural Areas section (see Attachment A). This revision should be more appropriate to an Introduction, and removes language that was adapted from older policy statements.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments as recommended by the Planning Commission.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

A.     Proposed Amendment of Growth Management section of Land Use Plan

B.     Proposed Amendment of Community Facilities section Land Use Plan

C.     Proposed revision to Rural Areas section of the Comprehensive Plan

D.     Staff report for April 10, 2007 Planning Commission work session

E.      Staff report for April 24, 2007 Planning Commission public hearing

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