Albemarle County Planning Commission

August 28, 2007


The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a work session, meeting and a public hearing on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Lane Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Members attending were Calvin Morris, Vice-Chairman; Marcia Joseph, Chairman; Duane Zobrist, Bill Edgerton; Jon Cannon, Eric Strucko and Pete Craddock. Julia Monteith, AICP, Senior Land Use Planner for the University of Virginia was absent.


Other officials present were Judith Wiegand, Senior Planner; Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning; Greg  Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney; Claudette Grant, Senior Planner; Megan Yaniglos, Planner; Sean Dougherty, Senior Planner; Allan Schuck, Senior Engineer; Amelia McCulley, Director of Current Development & Zoning; John Shepherd, Chief of Current Development; and Elaine Echols, Principal Planner. 


Call to Order and Establish Quorum:


Ms. Joseph called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.


Work Session:


SP-2007-00026 Crozet Station

PROPOSED: 30 residential units to be located above the existing Crozet Shopping Center buildings and a parking structure addition to the northeast corner of the site.

ZONING CATEGORY/GENERAL USAGE: C-1 Commercial - retail sales and service uses; and residential use by special use permit (15 units/ acre)

SECTION: uses permitted the R15 Zoning District (15 units/acre) and Parking Structure

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY:   Community of Crozet; designated CT 6 Urban Core, which allows for a mix of commercial, office, retail, and other uses along with residential uses up to 18 units an acre and up to 36 units an acre in a mixed used setting, according to the Crozet Master Plan.


LOCATION:  Crozet Shopping Center, north of Three Notch'd Road(Route 240); approx. ¼ mile east of its intersection with Rt. 810

TAX MAP/PARCEL: 56A2-01-29


(Claudette Grant)


Ms. Grant presented a power point presentation and summarized the staff report. (See Staff Report.)


Bill Atwood, representative for the applicant, presented the proposal.


In summary, a work session on SP-2007-00026 Crozet Station was held by the Planning Commission.  In a power point presentation, staff reviewed the applicant’s proposal. The Commission reviewed and discussed the proposal, answered the questions posed by staff and made comments and suggestions.  The applicant made a presentation.  Public comment was taken.  No formal action was taken.


The Planning Commission made the following comments about SP-2007-00026 Crozet Station:


1. Most members believe that parking is appropriately relegated on the site with the parking garage

at the rear.

2. The unit types proposed are acceptable and the PC noted that the applicant said that more

than 15% would be affordable.

3. The height and massing of the buildings is appropriate.  The PC did not agree with the ARB recommendations for 2-story buildings for retaining views of the mountains. The

PC said that the perspectives that had the support of the community were the ones

that should be used.

4. Impacts of the residential units should be met with SP conditions.


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