RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

TO THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES

 

WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle owns a certain parcel of land, known as Tax Map Parcel 77-15B (the “Property”), consisting of 5.911 acres, together with improvements, located at the southwest quadrant of the interchange of Interstate Route 64 and-State Route 20, formerly housing the Monticello Visitors’ Center and an information center for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention & Visitors’ Bureau; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle and City of Charlottesville jointly acquired the Property in 1984 from the State Board for Community Colleges on the condition that the Property be used for “the promotion of education, historic preservation, conservation, and display of historically significant artifacts associated with Monticello and for the operation of an information center and gift shop for visitors in the area;” and

 

WHEREAS, the Property has been leased to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) and used as a Monticello Visitor’s Center; and

 

WHEREAS, to facilitate financing, in 1984, the City conveyed its one-half ownership interest to the County, on the condition that the County return that one-half interest to the City upon the termination of the TJF lease; and

 

WHEREAS, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation is terminating its lease of the Property effective January 31, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, unless the property continues to be used for educational or historical purposes, or as an information center, the City and County are required to re-convey the Property to the State Board for Community Colleges upon its request, under the terms of the 1984 deed; and

 

WHEREAS, the County and City have identified no need to continue to use the property for educational or historical purposes, or as an information center; and

 

WHEREAS, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has requested that the property be returned to the State Board for Community colleges and proposes to use the Property as a Workforce Development Center; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed use of the Property by PVCC will benefit the County; and

 

WHEREAS, prior to the re-conveyance of the Property to the State Board for Community Colleges, the County must return the City’s one-half ownership interest to the City.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that following a public hearing duly held pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-1800(B), the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the County Executive (1) to execute on behalf of the County of Albemarle, Virginia, a Deed and any other document(s) necessary to convey a one-half ownership in Tax Map Parcel 77-15B, consisting of 5.911 acres, together with improvements, to the City of Charlottesville, and (2) to execute on behalf of the County of Albemarle, Virginia, together with the City of Charlottesville, a Deed and any other document(s) necessary to convey Tax Map Parcel 77-15B, consisting of 5.911 acres, together with improvements, to the State Board for Community Colleges.

 

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