The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a public hearing and meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Lane Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Members attending were Marcia Joseph, Calvin Morris, Bill Edgerton, Linda Porterfield, Thomas Loach and Eric Strucko, Chairman. Jon Cannon, Vice Chairman and Julia Monteith, AICP, non-voting representative for the University of Virginia were absent.
Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning; Bill Fritz, Chief of Current Development; Patrick Lawrence, Planner; Megan Yaniglos, Senior Planner and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney.
Call to Order and Establish Quorum:
Mr. Strucko called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and established a quorum.
Public Hearing Item:
SP-2008-00028 BB&T Crozet
The request is for a special use permit to allow for a drive-in window for a bank in accordance with Section 24.2.2 of the Zoning Ordinance which allows for drive-in windows serving or associated with permitted uses within HC [Highway Commercial] zoning. The property, described as Tax Map 56, Parcel 110 contains 6.189 acres, and is zoned HC, Highway Commercial and EC, Entrance Corridor. This site lies within the Whitehall Magisterial District and is located on the southern side of Rockfish Turnpike [State Route 250 West], approximately 1/2 mile east of the intersection with State Routes 240 and 635. This Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Urban Center [CT 5] in the Crozet Community. (Megan Yaniglos)
Ms. Yaniglos made a power-point presentation and summarized the staff report.
· The proposed development complies with Zoning Ordinance Section 126.96.36.199.
· The Architectural Review Board has recommended approval with conditions.
· Factors Unfavorable – None
· Staff recommends approval of Special Use Permit SP-2008-028 with the conditions listed in the staff report.
Mr. Strucko opened the public hearing and invited the applicant to come forward to address the Commission.
Richard Shank, architect, pointed out that the project’s architect from Winston Salem did not see the need to come tonight based on the recommendation by staff. Therefore, he was representing him. He offered to answer questions.
Mr. Strucko invited public comment. There being none, the public hearing was closed and the matter before the Commission.
Mr. Loach pointed out that he visited the site for the Fire Department today to do pre-fire planning for Harris Teeter. He took a look at this site and agreed with staff that there was nothing unfavorable.
Motion: Mr. Loach moved and Mr. Morris seconded to approve SP-2008-00028, BB&T Crozet with the conditions as recommended by staff.
The motion passed by a vote of 6:0. (Cannon absent)
Mr. Strucko said that SP-2008-00028 BB&T Crozet would go to the Board of Supervisors on February 11 with a recommendation for approval.
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