COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area Amendment, Piney Mountain Development Area
Public Hearing to consider designating the Piney Mountain Development Area as an ACSA Jurisdictional Area for water and sewer service.
Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Cilimberg, and Benish
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
December 2, 2009
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
This request has been initiated by staff to designate all of the properties in the Piney Mountain Development Area for Water and Sewer Service in the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area, consistent with the land use and water and sewer service policies of the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Piney Mountain Development Area is located both east and west of Route U.S. 29, north of the North Fork of the Rivanna River. The area west of U.S. 29 contains the Camelot and Briarwood residential developments and the GE Fanuc plant. The east side of Piney Mountain is mostly undeveloped, but is also the location for the Rivanna Station military installation, including the existing NGIC facility. The former Badger Powhatan site, the International Auto Parts site and the Oakwood mobile homes sales site are also located within the Development Area.
The area on the west side of U.S. 29 is already correctly designated for water and sewer service in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area. However, there are a number of properties on the east side of U.S. 29 that are not yet included in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area for public water and sewer service.
The Board took a similar action in 2003, when staff initiated and the Board approved an amendment to the ACSA Jurisdictional Area to designate the area north of Proffit Road and east of U.S. 29 in the Hollymead Development Area for “Water and Sewer” service.
Objective 2.2: Increase the quality, supply, and protection of the County’s water resources.
The Comprehensive Plan provides the following concerning the provision of water and sewer service to the Development Areas:
“General Principle: Urban Areas, Communities, and Villages are to be served by public water and sewer (p. 114).”
“Provide water and sewer service only to areas within the ACSA Jurisdictional Areas (p. 130).”
“Follow the boundaries of the designated Development Areas in delineating Jurisdictional Areas (p.130).”
Eight parcels are located entirely within the Piney Mountain Development Area and currently not designated for water and sewer service. To be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, these properties should be designated for water and sewer service.
There are three (3) parcels which do not lie completely within the Piney Mountain Development Area (Tax Map 32, Parcel 5C4, Tax Map 33, Parcel 1 and Tax Map 33, Parcel 10). To be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, only the area of those parcels located within the Development Area should be designated for water and sewer service. As a general policy, the County avoids designating parcels with a split ACSA designation until there is a method to clearly identify the portion of the property that is within the Development Area and is to be served with utilities (such as a ZMA, site plan, or subdivision approval). One of these parcels, Tax Map 33, Parcel 1, can meet this criterion. A portion of the property is zoned PRD, and the zoning map boundaries generally correspond to the Development Area boundary (Attachment B). Staff recommends that this property be designated for water and sewer service only for the portion of the property zoned PRD. Similarly, the other two properties should be included in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area in the future once there is a plan of development or subdivision approved for the portions of the properties located within the Development Area.
There is no budget impact to the County from this action. Property owners/project developers typically bear the costs for water and sewer installation and connection.
Staff recommends the ACSA Jurisdictional Area be amended to include Tax Map 32, Parcels 5C, 5C1, 5C2; Tax Map 33, Parcels 1A, 1D, 1D1, 1G, and 14 for “Water and Sewer” service, and Tax Map 33, Parcel 1 for “Water and Sewer service only for the portion of the property zoned PRD as of 12/2/09.”
A – Location Map with Existing ACSA Jurisdictional Area Designations
B – Map Showing Zoning on Tax Map 33, Parcel 1
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