August 3, 2007



JP Williamson

Octagon Partners

126 Garrett Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902



RE:      ZMA-2007-001, Hollymead Town Center, Area A2



Dear Mr. Williamson:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on July 24, 2007, recommended approval by a vote of 4:3 of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.

Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


ZMA2007-00001 Hollymead Towncenter Area A2

  1. Provide cash proffers in an acceptable form as outlined by staff.  The cost of the impact is expected to be $11,853,200;
  2. Provide credits of $1,575,000, bringing the total proffer for impacts to $10, 278,200; 
  3. Make all other proffer changes identified by staff as having been verbally agreed to by the applicant;
  4. Provide phasing in the proffers, to be approved by staff;
  5. Include all other proffers that exist in Exhibit F to the staff report; 
  6. Provide an erosion and sediment control proffer similar to, but not less than the one approved for Area A1 indicating the amount of area that can be disturbed at any given time;
  7. Commit that all mixed use buildings will be LEED certified.  The Commission does not support the LEED certification as a credit.  
  8. Make the following changes:


         Take out the cash buyout in the affordable housing proffer;

         Change the proffer for completing Meeting Street and Town Center so that they are not bonded for completion but will be completed within a year of approval of the rezoning;

         Clarify the proffers regarding the community park;

         Clarify the amount of land proffered for the recycling center;

         Amend the Code to reflect changes identified by staff;

         Change the application plan to show the required cross sections or design for Meeting Street south of Town Center Drive.


Go to staff report

Return to exec summary


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on September 12, 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.








Elaine Echols, ACIP

Principle Planner

Planning Division