COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

ZTA-2008-002. Planned Developments and Neighborhood Model District.

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Amend the Zoning Ordinance to bring titles and other references in conformity with current Community Development job titles and current zoning references, to clarify how amendments to PDs can be made, to address vesting of old projects, to change timing for a parking study, and to reduce the architectural information required for NMDs.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, and Cilimberg, and Ms. Echols

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

October 14, 2009

 

ACTION:     X          INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:              INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:    Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

On August 5, 2009, the Board held a worksession on the proposed changes to the Planned Development District and Neighborhood Model District regulations.  The Board discussed the proposal, recommended no changes and asked staff to set a public hearing for the next available public hearing date.  The executive summary dated July 1, 2009, which was deferred until August 5, 2009, is available on-line with all of its attachments:

 

http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/Board_of_Supervisors/Forms/Agenda/2009Files/20090701/ZTA200802PDExecSummary.htm.

 

A summary of all of the proposed changes is included as Attachment C.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 1:  Enhance the Quality of Life; Goal 4:  Effectively Manage Growth and Development.

 

DISCUSSION:

Minor changes for clarity have been made to the draft ordinance the Board reviewed on August 5, 2009. Sections 8.2(b)(1) and 8.2(b)(3), which pertain to waivers, were revised to consolidate the required findings in one subsection and clarify that the applicant must submit information that addresses the required findings. Section 8.5.1(c)(5), which pertains to the maps submitted with an application plan, was amended to change the phrase “adjacent parcels” to “abutting parcels” since staff requires only information regarding parcels physically touching the land proposed for rezoning . Sections 8.5.5.5(a) and (b), which pertain to the applicable procedure when the planned development district was established without an application plan, were modified to refer to a subdivision plat or site plan that was valid at the time of the rezoning, or was approved in conjunction with the rezoning. 

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

This zoning text amendment is expected to reduce staff time related to regulating architecture and the timing of review of parking studies.  An increase in staff time may be experienced in reviewing and making determinations relative to vesting.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

After conducting a public hearing, staff recommends the Board adopt the attached ordinance.

 

 

ATTACHMENTS

A – Draft Ordinance

B – July 1, 2009/August 5, 2009 Executive Summary

C – Proposed Changes to Planned Development Section of Zoning Ordinance and Neighborhood Model Section of Zoning Ordinance, September 30, 2009

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