COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

ZMA 2007-14 Liberty Hall

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Liberty Hall is a request to amend proffers

approved with ZMA 2005-005, a rezoning of 8.01

acres from R-1 to Neighborhood Model for

residential and live work units.

 

 

 

STAFF:

REBECCA RAGSDALE

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:

October 30, 2007

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

December 12, 2007

 

 

 

OWNER/APPLICANT: Weatherhill Development (Frank Pohl)

 

PETITION:

PROJECT: ZMA 2007-00014 Liberty Hall Amendment

PROPOSAL: Rezone 8.01 acres from NMD Neighborhood Model District - residential (3 - 34

units/acre) mixed with commercial, service and industrial uses) to NMD Neighborhood Model District - residential (3 - 34 units/acre) mixed with commercial, service and industrial uses to amend the proffers to allow for for-lease affordable housing for approved units. No additional dwelling units are proposed.

PROFFERS: Yes

EXISTING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY: Crozet Master Plan designates the property CT3 Urban Edge: single family residential (net 3.5-6.5 units/acre) supporting uses such as religious institutions and schools and other small-scale non-residential uses, and CT4 Urban

General: residential (net 4.5 units/acre single family, net 12 units/acre townhouses/apartments, net 18 units/acre mixed use) with supporting uses such as religious institutions and schools and mixed uses including retail/office

ENTRANCE CORRIDOR: Yes

LOCATION: Tax Map 56, Parcels 97A, 97A1, and 97 (only a .833 acre southwest portion of the property as shown on the General Development Plan) along Radford Lane near its intersection with Rockfish Gap Turnpike (Rt. 250 W) [Location Map-Attachment A]

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT: White Hall

 

BACKGROUND:

The rezoning to Neighborhood Model District (NMD) for Liberty Hall (ZMA 2005-05) was approved in June 2006, allowing 51 residential units, including 8 live/work units, 16 single family detached, 19 townhouses, and 8 multifamily units. (Attachment B-Approval Letter & Proffers) The 8 multifamily units (Units 1, 2, 12, 13, 10, 11, 21, and 22 as shown on the application plan) were proffered as for sale affordable housing units. (Attachment D-Application Plan) Since the rezoning approval, a final site plan (SDP 2006-102) was approved for development of the property in June 2007.

 

The applicant has now submitted a rezoning application to amend the proffers for the project to include the option of allowing the affordable units for-lease and the applicant believes this flexibility will benefit affordable housing. The applicant has also amended the proffer to allow single family attached/townhouses as an affordable unit type as well. No other changes are requested to the plan or proffers.

 

DISCUSSION/FINDINGS:

The applicant overlooked the potential to provide for-lease affordable units with the rezoning for Liberty Hall. Typically, proffers approved with residential rezonings allow for this flexibility in allowing the affordable units as either for-sale or for-rent to insure variety/choice in housing. The Housing Director has no objection to this request. The amended proffers are provided as Attachment C.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of ZMA 07-14 with the amended proffers. (Attachment C)

 

ATTACHMENTS:

A. Location Map

B. ZMA 2005-05 Liberty Hall Approval Letter and Proffers

C. Amended Proffer Form dated October 3, 2007

D. ZMA 2005-005 Liberty Hall Application Plan

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