RESOLUTION OF INTENT

 

            WHEREAS, the Crozet Master Plan describes downtown Crozet as the historical focal point for cultural and commercial activities in Crozet and the surrounding areas; and

 

            WHEREAS, one of the findings and recommendations of the Crozet Master Plan is to focus on the redevelopment and invigoration of the downtown area; and

 

            WHEREAS, the lands within downtown Crozet are currently within various zoning districts, and the regulations within those districts have been identified as imposing a number of impediments to the development and redevelopment of downtown Crozet in a manner consistent with the Crozet Master Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 6, 2006, the Board adopted a resolution of intent to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance to establish a zoning district for downtown Crozet having regulations specifically designed to be consistent with the Crozet Master Plan, and those regulations are currently being prepared; and

 

WHEREAS, after several public work sessions conducted by the Planning Commission and the Board, and with input from several committees comprised of members of the Crozet community, the boundaries of the proposed Crozet Downtown Zoning District have been identified; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Map to establish the boundaries of the proposed Crozet Downtown Zoning District.

 

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Map to establish the boundaries of the Crozet Downtown Zoning District as depicted as the “Proposed Downtown Zoning District” on the attached map entitled “Crozet Downtown Zoning * Recommended Boundary,” dated January 2008, prepared by Ty Chambers, Albemarle County GDS.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning map amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.

 

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