COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Re-approval of expired Special Use Permit-SP2004-002, which is currently in the site development process. The special use permit request allows a church in the R-2 and R-4, residential districts.
Cilimberg, Echols, Grant
LEGAL REVIEW: NO
March 11, 2009
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
On February 3, 2009, the Planning Commission held a public hearing for the Charlottesville Kingdom Hall special use permit re-approval request. The Commission, by a vote of 5:1, recommended approval with conditions. (See Action Letter)
The previously approved special use permit, SP2004-002, did not include a condition addressing the lack of public sewer on this site. The primary issue at the time of the approval related to the complexity of connecting to the closest public sewer line, which is located in the Mosby Mountain subdivision. It was determined that in order to connect to public sewer, the applicant would need to cross Old Lynchburg Road, which would be topographically challenging and costly. As a result, a condition addressing the lack of public sewer was not provided.
At the Planning Commission public hearing on February 3, 2009, two options for public sewer connection were discussed: 1) a property located in the Mosby Mountain subdivision would be the closest point of connection; however, the owner of the property is concerned with disturbance to the land interfering with the roots of a large tree located on his property that he wishes to preserve, and 2) connecting to public sewer on the Southwood property. Although it would be a longer distance to connect to public sewer in Southwood, the applicant feels there maybe less complications.
The addition of a condition was not discussed during the Planning Commission public hearing on February 3, 2009 as the applicant has indicated they want to hook up to public sewer and are working on making the connection.
Approval of Special Use Permit 2008-57 with the conditions as recommended by staff and the Planning Commission.
Attachment I: Planning Commission staff report, dated February 3, 2009
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