RESOLUTION SUPPORTING VIRGINIA BY WAY DESIGNATION

FOR ROUTES 729, 53 AND PORTIONS OF ROUTE 20 AND ROUTE 250

 

            WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Virginia Department of Transportation have determined that Route 729 (Milton Road) from its intersection with Route 250 to its intersection with Route 53, Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) from the Fluvanna County line to its intersection with Route 20, the portion of Route 20 that is also part of Route 250 East from the intersection of Route 20 and Route 250 East to the City of Charlottesville city limits at Free Bridge, and the portion of Route 250 from the intersection of Route 22 to the intersection of Route 729 (Milton Road) qualify for designation as Virginia Byways; and

  

            WHEREAS, each of these routes have relatively high aesthetic or cultural value, leading to or within areas of historical or natural significance; and  

 

            WHEREAS, the designation of a Virginia Byway offers opportunities for tourism and economic benefits to localities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the designation of a Virginia Byway does not affect land use controls and road improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, the land along Route 729 and Route 53 is zoned Rural Areas and is designated as Rural Areas in the County’s Comprehensive Plan and the portion of Route 20 identified herein is zoned for commercial uses; and

 

WHEREAS, the Rural Areas zoning does not allow for dense residential or commercial development and allows for uses such as agriculture, forestry and detached single family dwellings and the commercial zoned areas will not be adversely impacted by the designation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership has expressed its support for the designation of these routes as Virginia Byways.

 

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia, hereby supports the designation of Route 729 (Milton Road) from its intersection with Route 250 to its intersection with Route 53, Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) from the Fluvanna County line to its intersection with Route 20, the portion of Route 20 that is also part of Route 250 East from the intersection of Route 20 and Route 250 East to the City of Charlottesville city limits at Free Bridge, and the portion of Route 250 from the intersection of Route 22 to the intersection of Route 729 (Milton Road) as Virginia Byways; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County requests that the Commonwealth Transportation Board take all necessary actions to effect a designation of these routes as Virginia Byways.

 

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