WHEREAS, two of the guiding elements of the County’s vision for rural Albemarle County, as expressed in the Comprehensive Plan’s Rural Areas Plan, are: “A strong agricultural and forestal economy, with large unfragmented parcels of land on which to produce their goods, opportunities to gain value from processing their own produce, and access to local markets” and “Plans, policies and decision making that consider and protect rural economies and ecological processes”; and


            WHEREAS, one of the guiding principles of the Comprehensive Plan’s Rural Areas Plan is to “Provide support to local and agricultural and forestal economies and connect local producers and consumers of local rural products”; and


WHEREAS, it is desired to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance to expand the opportunities for the sale of local farm products.


 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Zoning Ordinance §§ 4, 5 and 10 and any other sections of the Zoning Ordinance determined to be 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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