TO:                 File

FROM:            Elaine Echols, AICP, Principal Planner

DATE:             May 8, 2008

RE:                 ZTA2007-00001 Zero Lot Line Residence in the R-2 to R-15 Zoning District


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on April 22, 2008 by a vote of 7:0, recommended approval of the above-noted Zoning Text Amendment to the Board of Supervisors, with a recommendation of approval at a date to be determined.



ZTA-2007-00001 Zero Lot Line Residences in the R-2 to R-15 Zoning District

Amend Sections 3.1 (Definitions), 4.11.3 (Reduction of building separation and side yards), (Untitled), (Untitled), (Untitled), 14.3 (Area and bulk regulations, 15.3 (Area and bulk regulations), 16.3 (Area and bulk regulations), 17.3 (Area and bulk regulations), 18.3 (Area and bulk regulations).  This ordinance would amend section 3.1 by defining "zero lot line" and "zero lot line development); sections 4.11.3,, and by revising and adding regulations allowing reducing the minimum building separation and side yards for structures where there is adequate fire flow and for dwelling units in zero lot line developments; and sections 14.3, 15.3, 16.3, 17.3 and 18.3 by revising the respective district yard regulations to allow minimum side yards to be reduced to zero feet on one side in qualifying zero lot line developments.  A copy of the full text of the ordinance is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and in the Department of Community Development, County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. (Elaine Echols)


Motion: Mr. Cannon moved, Mr. Strucko seconded to recommend approval of the adoption of the draft ordinance for ZTA-2007-01, Zero Lot Line Residences in the R-2 to R-15 Zoning District as submitted by staff with the following caveats and changes:


  1. When the ordinance is presented to the Board of Supervisors the Fire Marshal or other expert official needs to be available to address any concerns with the 10 separation as raised by Mr. Loach.


  1. The staff recommended changes in the language as shown on the screen for sections A and B be included. 


  1. Section B2 be removed as unnecessary.


  1. Section C be removed since it is inconsistent with the concerns intended to be addressed by the resolution of intent approved earlier in the evening.


The motion passed by a vote of 7:0.   


Mr. Morris said that ZTA-2007-01 would go to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation for approval at a date to be determined.


View executive summary and attachments

View PC minutes:  June 12, 2007and April 22, 2008

Return to regular agenda