WHEREAS, the Zoning Ordinance allows multiple dwellings to be established on a single parcel in various circumstances; and


WHEREAS, the owner of such a parcel may need or desire to subdivide the parcel in the future and one of the current requirements in order to subdivide such a parcel is that the existing travelway exist as or be improved to a public or private street standard and the proposed lots must have public street frontage, be served by an approved private street, and/or the owner must obtain VDOT approval of the entrance of the street or travelway onto an existing state road; and


WHEREAS, the ownership or easement interests in a travelway that would have to be approved as a public or private street under the Subdivision Ordinance, or to obtain VDOT approval of the entrance onto an existing state road, may be beyond the subdivider’s control; and  


WHEREAS, in order to reconcile the Zoning Ordinance allowing multiple dwellings on a single parcel and the possibility that an owner may not be able subdivide such a parcel, it is desired to allow the subdivision of existing parcels on which there are multiple dwellings without requiring the proposed lots to have public street frontage, a private street approval, or VDOT approval of the entrance of the access easement onto a state road; and


WHEREAS, in order to eliminate the future possibility of an owner establishing multiple dwellings on a parcel without the ability to subdivide the parcel for the reasons stated hereinabove, it also is desired to amend the Zoning Ordinance to allow only one dwelling per parcel unless the parcel has public street frontage upon and after a date to be established in the ordinance.   


 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 Albemarle County Code §§ 18-4.6.1, 18-4.6.6, 18-10.2.1, 18-10.3 and any other sections of the Zoning Ordinance deemed 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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