COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

SP 2009-16 Music Festival

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Special Use Permit to allow a special event at the Misty Mountain Camp Resort

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Cilimberg, Brennan

 

  

LEGAL REVIEW:   No

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 9, 2009

 

ACTION:    X           INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   No

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Planning Commission held a public hearing for this project on August 18, 2009.  At that meeting the Planning Commission requested that staff add language to Condition 2 to limit the area of the activities related to the special event to a specific location on the parcel.

 

DISCUSSION:

Planning and Zoning staff suggested adding the following language to Condition 2, “All activities related to the music festival shall take place within the area of the site bound by the Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Misty Mountain Road, Stockton Creek and the western parcel boundary.”  Condition 2 would read as such:

 

1.       Development of the use shall be in conformity with the Concept Plan entitled Misty Mountain Camp Resort SP2009-16 Music Festival, prepared by Albemarle County Office of Geographic Data Services, and signed by Mike Leo and dated August 6, 2009, (hereinafter, the “Conceptual Plan”), as determined by the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator. 

 

To be in conformity with the plan, development shall reflect the following central features within the development essential to the design of the development:

 

·   location of temporary parking areas 1,2, and 3

·   location of temporary stage

 

All activities related to the music festival shall take place within the area of the site bound by the Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Misty Mountain Road, Stockton Creek and the western parcel boundary. Minor modifications to the plan which do not conflict with the elements above may be made to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

 

In reviewing the conditions since the Planning Commission meeting, staff also suggests the following modified language to provide more clarity to condition 10:

 

10. The maximum number of vehicles allowed to be parked on the site for the special event on each day shall not exceed 224.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

With the added language to Condition 2 and change to condition 10, staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of SP 2009-16 Music Festival with the seventeen (17) conditions as follows:

 

1.       The use shall conform to any existing applicable special use permits, including but not limited to SP 1994-30, whose terms are hereby incorporated by reference.

 

2.       Development of the use shall be in conformity with the Concept Plan entitled Misty Mountain Camp Resort SP2009-16 Music Festival, prepared by Albemarle County Office of Geographic Data Services, and signed by Mike Leo and dated August 6, 2009, (hereinafter, the “Conceptual Plan”), as determined by the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator. 

 

To be in conformity with the plan, development shall reflect the following central features within the development essential to the design of the development:

 

·         location of temporary parking areas 1,2, and 3

·         location of temporary stage

 

All activities related to the music festival shall take place within the area of the site bound by the Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Misty Mountain Road, Stockton Creek and the western parcel boundary. Minor modifications to the plan which do not conflict with the elements above may be made to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

 

3.       A music festival special event shall be permitted once every twelve (12) month period, for a maximum of three (3) consecutive days consisting of one week day and two weekend days. Any increase in the number of special events shall require an amendment to this special use permit.

 

4.       A maximum of fifteen (15) vendors shall be allowed to operate on any given day during the music festival.

 

5.       Written approval from the Police Department, Fire and Rescue, and the Health Department shall be required each year prior to the issuance of a zoning clearance to allow the special event use.

 

6.       No tree removal, grading, or disturbance shall take place within the driplines of the trees as shown on the Concept Plan prepared by Mike Leo, and dated March 25, 2009. Any grading or disturbance within ten (10) feet of any dripline shall necessitate submittal of a "Tree Protection Plan" in accord with section 32.7.9.4 of the Zoning Ordinance. No grading or disturbance within ten (10) feet of any dripline shall be permitted until a) a survey and fencing have been completed and b) the Planning Director approves a plan which shows the grading or disturbance and the surveyed dripline of the existing trees.

 

7.       Hours of operation for the music event shall be between 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

 

8.       Off-site parking shall not be permitted.

 

9.       The maximum number of people allowed on the site for the special event on each day shall not exceed 500 persons.

 

10.   The maximum number of vehicles allowed to be parked on the site for the special event on each day shall not exceed 224.

 

11.   A minimum of 20 private security, parking, and traffic control staff members shall be required on site each day of the music festival.

 

12.   Overnight camping outside the designated camping areas shall be prohibited.

 

13.   All outdoor lighting shall be only full cut-off fixtures and shielded to reflect light away from all abutting properties.  A lighting plan limiting light levels at all property lines to no greater than 0.3 foot candles shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator or their designee for approval.

 

14.   The maximum level of noise shall not exceed 65 dBA as measured from an adjacent property.

 

15.   The applicant shall reseed and restore the parking area site(s) as required by the zoning administrator within 30 days of the last day of the special event.

 

16.   The site shall be restored and cleared of all trash, debris, and temporary structures associated with the special event within two days after the final day of the special event.

 

17.   Special use permit 2009-16 shall be valid until June 30, 2011.

 

 

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