August 12, 2009
Collins Engineering - Scott Collins
800 E Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, Va 22902
RE: SP2009-00006 Kenridge – Amendment
TAX MAP/PARCELS: 60K/61 & A2
Dear Mr. Collins:
The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on July 21, 2009, by a vote of 4:0, recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.
Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:
1. The approved final site plan shall be in general accord with the revised Conceptual Plan prepared by Collins Engineering, dated March 16, 2009 revision To be determined: 2009. (See Attachment). Parking for the office use shall be limited to the area and number of spaces shown on the Conceptual Plan. If additional parking is required for the office use, an amendment of this special permit shall be required;
2. There shall be a minimum front yard of two hundred seventy five (275) feet between the
southern-most structure (the “Main House”) and the property line adjacent to Route 250 as shown on the Conceptual Plan; side and rear yards shall be as shown on the Conceptual Plan;
3. All streets on the property connecting to adjacent properties as shown on the Conceptual Plan shall be constructed by the applicant to an urban section with the intent that such streets on the property connecting to adjacent properties will be built to a standard consistent with the connecting street on the White Gables property. All streets and pedestrian accesses shall be constructed to a standard acceptable to the County Engineer in accordance with the highlighted sections of Attachment A, revised and dated August 30, 2005 and initialed as CTG;
4. The connecting road extending from the former ITT property (Tax Map 60, Parcel 28) and across the Kenridge property to its entrance at Ivy Road, as shown on the Conceptual Plan, shall be established as a private street in conjunction with the final subdivision plat or site plan. As a condition of final subdivision plat or site plan approval, the applicant shall grant all easements deemed necessary by the Director of Community Development to assure the public's right to use the connecting road for purposes of ingress to and egress from Tax Map 60, Parcel 28;
5. The applicant shall comply with all requirements of the VDOT related to design and construction of the entrance to the property, as shown on the Conceptual Plan, and shall pay its pro rata share of the cost for signalization of this infrastructure contributed by traffic from the development as follows:
(a) Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the applicant shall place funds in escrow or provide other security (“security”) acceptable to the County in an amount equal to its pro rata share of the cost of the signal which amount shall be calculated by the Director of Community Development in the year in which the security is provided. The security shall continue so that it is available to pay for the cost of the signal until ten (10) years after the date of approval of this special use permit; security provided that is not in an interest-bearing account shall be annually renewed, and the amount of the security shall be adjusted each year according to the consumer price index, as determined by the Director of Community Development; and
(b) If, at any time until ten (10) years after the date of approval of this special use permit, VDOT authorizes in writing the installation of the signal, and VDOT and the County’s Engineer approve the signal’s installation before the applicant has obtained a building permit, the County may demand payment of the applicant’s pro rata share of the cost of the traffic signal, and the applicant shall pay its pro rata share of the cost to the County within thirty (30) days of that demand.
6. Screening adjacent to the railroad right-of-way and along the west and east sides of the project shall be provided and maintained as depicted on the Conceptual Diagram of Perimeter Screen and Privacy Planting, dated May 12, 2005, by Charles J. Stick, attached as Attachment B. The continuous evergreen trees noted as Leyland Cypress Hedge along the north, east and west sides of the project shall be installed at ten (10) feet to twelve (12) feet in height after lot grading but prior to issuance of a building permit for any dwelling unit construction. The Leyland Cypress Hedge also shall be planted on eight (8) foot centers. Underground irrigation shall be provided for all the planting areas. Screening deemed acceptable to the Director of Community Development shall be provided adjacent to the railroad to mitigate the impact of this development on adjacent property and the impact of the railroad on this development;
7. Prior to any alteration or demolition of any building, a reconnaissance level documentation to include black and white photographs and a brief architectural description shall be provided to the satisfaction of the County's Historic Preservation Planner;
8. Regardless of the ownership of the open space and amenities, they shall be made available for use by all residential and commercial units in the development;
9. Except for those attached single family buildings located in Zone (A) the exteriors of blocks of attached single family buildings shall be either red brick, or white painted brick, with gable roofs. The exteriors of attached single family buildings in Zone (A) shall be red brick with gable roofs. The features in Zone (A) shall be reviewed and approved by the ARB during its review of the site plan for these buildings. The exteriors of detached residences shall be either red brick or painted white brick. These materials shall be reviewed and approved by the Design Planner before the issuance of a building permit for the buildings (See Attachment C);
10. Exterior roof surfaces shall be constructed of either copper or synthetic slate;
11. The new villa and town home units shall include garden improvements, generally as depicted on the Front Garden Diagram, dated August 24, 2005, by Charles J. Stick, Landscape Architect. (See Attachment D). Maintenance of these areas shall be provided for and required by the Homeowner’s Association which shall be set forth in the Covenants for this development. The decorative walls, steps and walks shall be constructed of either brick or stone;
12. To ensure the retention of the majority of the existing trees in the two hundred seventy-five (275) foot front yard setback described in Condition 2 (located between the main house and the Route 250 West Entrance Corridor), the applicant shall submit for review and approval by the County’s Design Planner a tree conservation plan prepared by a state certified arborist that meets the requirements of Section 126.96.36.199 of the Zoning Ordinance. This plan shall be required for all erosion and sediment control plans, site plans, and subdivision plats;
13. The site wall immediately adjacent to Route 250 West shall be included on all drawings that include its context. All grading, road alignments, turning lanes, and other improvements shall be adjusted to insure that impacts to the wall only include closing the existing entrance and adding a single entrance. Notes shall be included on the grading, site plans and subdivision plats that state: “The existing site wall shall remain. Disturbance shall be limited to the closure of the existing entrance and the opening of the proposed entrance into the site." Any changes to the wall shall be minimal and articulated to blend with the character of the existing wall to the satisfaction of the Architectural Review Board. Prior to the issuance of any building permits in the final block, the stone pillars shall be replaced at the new entrance from Route 250;
14. The design of all single family detached residences, including but not limited to colors, roofing, siding and foundation material selections, shall be coordinated with the Architectural Review Board-approved designs of the attached residential units, as determined by the Design Planner;
15. The owner agrees to voluntarily contribute a sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) cash per new dwelling unit to the County for funding affordable housing programs [including the Housing Trust Fund]. The cash contribution shall be paid at the time of the issuance of the Building Permit for such new unit. The acceptance of this special use permit by the owner shall obligate the owner to make this contribution;
16. Pedestrian access deemed acceptable by the Director of Community Development shall be provided to the Manor Home and the Carriage House; and
17. With the exception of the entrance road, all streets within the development shall conform to the neighborhood model matrix deemed appropriate by the Director of Community Development.
Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on September 9, 2009.
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If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.
CC: Kenridge LLC
PO Box 5509
Charlottesville, VA 22905