WHEREAS, home occupations, Class A, are permitted by right in the Rural Areas zoning district; and


            WHEREAS, home occupations, Class B, are permitted by special use permit in the Rural Areas zoning district; and


            WHEREAS, several standard conditions have been imposed over the years in conjunction with the approval of special use permits for home occupations, Class B; and


            WHEREAS, County and applicant resources would be more efficiently used if the eligibility for a home occupation was more fully delineated and if proposed home occupations, Class B, meeting specified criteria were allowed by right in the Rural Areas zoning district, subject to supplementary regulations under Section 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.  


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Zoning Ordinance 3.1, 5 and 10 and any other regulations of the Zoning Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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