May 8, 2008

 

Chris Schooley

2421 Ivy Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

RE:       SP2007-00054 SOCA Synthetic Fields near Belvedere (parking)
                                                    &

            SP2007-00058 SOCA Synthetic Fields near Belvedere (floodplain)

           

Dear Mr. Schooley:

 

The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on May 22, 2008, reviewed and took action on the above-noted petitions

 

The Albemarle County Planning Commission approved, by a vote of 7:0, SP2007-00054, SOCA Synthetic Fields near Belvedere (Parking):

 

Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. The location of the synthetic field shall be in general accord with the conceptual plan entitled, “Belvedere – SOCA Special Use Permit:  All Weather Synthetic Turf Field”, and dated March 28, 2008.
  2. Public streets which provide access to the synthetic field and to the parking area shall be constructed prior to use of the field.
  3. Public streets which provide on-street parking to accommodate parking requirements for the synthetic field shall be a minimum of 32’ in width or other width as may be required by the County Engineer and approved as a variation by the Director of Planning.
  4. Pedestrian access shall be provided from the end of Belvedere Boulevard. to the synthetic field in accordance with the Albemarle County Design Manual standards for permanent paths.
  5. In conjunction with its review and approval of a site plan or subdivision plat that pertains to or includes TMP 062A30-00-00-00100, the County may require that Belvedere Boulevard be extended to provide public street access to TMP 06200-00-00-002A0.

 

And the following to be covered by additional conditions (language to be finalized before the Board of Supervisors’ meeting):

 

  1. The applicant shall demonstrate as a condition of final site plan approval that the on-site parking provided for the use, including on-site on-street parking, is adequate for the proposed use.
  2. The hours of use for organized activities and events are limited to the time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.  (The language to be worked out prior to Board of Supervisors meeting.)
  3. A pro-rata contribution to the traffic signal at Belvedere Boulevard and Rio Road, the primary access to Belvedere, to be worked out before the presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
  4. The proposed route of Meadow Creek Parkway (Northern Free State Road) to be designated on the site plan consistent with the alignment that is shown in the documents.
  5. If the use or structure is not commenced by May 14, 2013, this special use permit shall be deemed abandoned and the authority granted by this permit shall terminated. 

 

Motion on Critical Slopes Waiver:

 

The motion for approval passed by a vote of 7:0. 

 

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The Albemarle County Planning Commission approved, by a vote of 7:0, SP2007-00058, SOCA Synthetic Fields near Belvedere (Floodplain):

 

Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:

 

1.       The fill in the floodplain shall be as shown generally on the plan entitled, “Belvedere SOCA Special Use Permit:  Flood Plain Fields” prepared by McKee Carson and last dated March 25, 2008.

2.       If required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the applicant shall obtain a map revision, letter of revision, or letter of amendment.   The County Engineer shall be copied on all correspondence related to changes to the floodplain.

3.       Army Corp of Engineers, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and other necessary state and federal agency approvals must be obtained prior to issuance of grading permits.

4.       Natural Resources Manager approval of a stream buffer mitigation plan prior to the issuance of a grading permit prior to placement of any fill in the floodplain, and County approval an erosion and sediment control plan prior to the issuance of a grading permit for placement of any fill in the floodplain.

5.       The 700’-long section of dry-stone wall bounding the inner edge of the floodplain west and northwest of the proposed flood plain fields as identified in the Phase I Archaeological Survey and Geoarchaeological Investigation in Two Portions of the Belvedere Development Property, Albemarle County, Virginia dated February 6, 2008, shall be retained and preserved. The wall shall be clearly identified and labeled on the plan of development. The 50’ at the northern end of the wall may be disturbed for the proposed road construction as currently illustrated on the plan. The stone that is disturbed by the road construction shall be used to repair remaining portions of the wall or to extend the wall at its south end. A plan detailing the proposed re-use of the stone shall be submitted for review and is subject to the approval of the Director of Planning prior to the commencement of road construction. Methods for protecting the remaining wall during construction and for preserving the remaining wall following construction shall be submitted for review and are subject to the approval of the Director of Planning prior to the commencement of road construction.

6.       Additional archaeological testing, as recommended in the Phase I Archaeological Survey and Geoarchaeological Investigation in Two Portions of the Belvedere Development Property, Albemarle County, Virginia dated February 6, 2008, shall be conducted to more fully assess the extent of cultural resources in Area B of the Belvedere project area. Based on the findings of this additional testing, additional archaeological studies and/or treatments may be required. The additional testing shall be conducted by a qualified archaeologist who meets the qualifications set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards. Additional studies required as a result of the findings of the testing shall be completed prior to disturbance of the site. Treatments required as a result of the findings of the testing shall be outlined in a treatment plan that is subject to approval of the Director of Planning.

 

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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on May 14, 2008

 

If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.

 

Sincerely,                                                                                 

 

 

Summer Frederick

Senior Planner

Zoning and Current Development Division

(Planner for SP-07-54)

 

Sincerely,                                                                                 

 

 

Elaine Echols, AICP

Principal Planner

Planning Division

(Planner for SP-07-58)