COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
ACSA Jurisdictional Area Amendment Request, (Blue Ridge Cohousing, LLC)
Public hearing for amendment of the Jurisdictional Area Boundary for water and sewer service for Tax Map 56, Parcel 67A
Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, and Benish
LEGAL REVIEW: YES
January 9, 2008
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
Blue Ridge Cohousing, LLC is requesting ACSA Jurisdictional Area designation for Water and Sewer service for a seven-acre parcel (Tax Map 56, Parcel 67A) located on the north side of Three Notched Road, Route 240 (see attached Map). The property is located within the Crozet Development Area and in the Whitehall Magisterial District. The parcel is currently designated for Water Only to Existing Structures. The applicant is requesting a Water and Sewer designation to provide service to the proposed Blue Ridge Cohousing project (ZMA 07-12), which was approved by the Board on November 14, 2007. The properties to the east, west, and south of this parcel are designated for either Water and Sewer service, Water Only to Existing Structures, Limited Service, or the parcel is not included in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area at this time. The area to the north is designated Rural Area and is not included in the Jurisdictional Area.
2.2 Protect and/or preserve the County's natural resources
The subject property is located in the Crozet Development Area. The water supply for Crozet is provided by the Beaver Creek Reservoir. Sewer service is provided by the Moore’s Creek Treatment Plant via the Crozet Interceptor.
The Comprehensive Plan provides the following concerning the provision of water and sewer service to the Development Areas:
“General Principle: Urban Areas, Communities, and Villages are to be served by public water and sewer (p. 114).”
“Provide water and sewer service only to areas within the ACSA Jurisdictional Areas (p. 130).”
“Follow the boundaries of the designated Development Areas in delineating Jurisdictional Areas (p.130).”
The Comprehensive Plan recommends that the Development Areas be served by public water and sewer service. As a general policy, staff has advised that public utility capacity should be reserved to support development of designated Development Areas. Since this property is located within a designated Development Area, the provision of both water and sewer service would be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan public utility policy.
The property owner will bear the costs for water and sewer hook-up.
Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors approve including Tax Map 56, Parcels 67A in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area for Water and Sewer service.
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