November 25, 2009


Sara V. Salmon, DVM

1591 Reynovia Drive

Charlottesville, Va 22902


RE:       ZMA200800007 & SP200800067 ATNA Building

            Tax Map 32, Parcel 48


Dear Ms. Salmon:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on October 20, 2009, recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.


Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


Action on ZMA 2008-007


RECOMMENDED APPROVAL, by a vote of 6:0, for ZMA-2008-0007 with the proffers noted in the staff report, amended as discussed, so that the proffers are corrected before the Board of Supervisors meeting, which would include the addition of the sidewalk along the western side of the entrance and the uses to be included would be Section 23.2.1 By Right and Section 22.2.1 b 1, 3, 5, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27.  All of the uses in A would be left out. The following uses in Section 22.2.2 By Special Use Permit would also be left out, 1, 4, 8, 12, 13.


Action on SP 2008-067


The Planning Commission, by a vote of 6:0, recommended approval of SP-2008-067 with staff’s recommended conditions, as follows:


  1. Development of the use shall be in accord with the concept plan, entitled “Proposed Fencing” prepared by Gorman Architects, PLC, dated June 20, 2009 (the “Plan”), as determined by the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator. To be in conformity with the Plan, development shall reflect the following elements only and all other elements of the Plan may be modified during site plan review and approval: general location of parking areas, buffer and screening from adjacent residential properties, the outdoor dog exercise yard and the canine elimination yard. Minor modifications to the plan which do not conflict with the elements above may be made to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.
  2. This special use permit applies to the existing building and any new buildings for the veterinary use will require a new special use permit.  
  3. The opening of any windows shall be prohibited.
  4. Dogs may be walked only in the outdoor dog walk area.
  5. No animals shall be boarded overnight or groomed, except for those animals under medical care at the veterinary hospital.
  6. The use shall not commence until the building located at 1540 Airport Road is served by public sewer.
  7. An 8 foot tall treated solid wood privacy fence in a cabot slate gray #1445 stain for pressure treated wood shall be constructed and maintained along the full perimeter of the property adjacent to the residential properties. The existing trees and landscape along the perimeter of the property adjacent to the residential properties shall not be disturbed. Screening requirements shall comply with Section Screening of the Albemarle County Code.  
  8. An 8 foot tall treated solid wood privacy fence in a cabot slate gray #1445 stain for pressure treated wood shall be constructed and maintained to enclose the canine elimination yard shown on the Plan. 


Action on the Waivers:


The Planning Commission, by a vote of 6:0, approved the following waivers:

1)     A waiver of Chapter 18, Section 21.7 (C) of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires the maintenance of a 20 foot undisturbed buffer between residential and commercial properties; and

2)     A waiver of Section 5.1.11 (b) of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires soundproofed confinements not be located closer than two hundred (200) feet to any agricultural or residential lot line, and which requires the soundproofed confinements, noise measured at the nearest agricultural or residential property line not exceed fifty-five (55) decibels” be approved.


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on December 9, 2009.


If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.


View Exec Summary

View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

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Claudette Grant

Senior Planner

Planning Division




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