COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE: ZMA2008-07 and SP2008-67 ATNA Building

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Rezone 0.7866 acres from CO zoning district to C1 zoning district. The existing building on site will house an animal emergency care clinic. This proposal also includes one concurrent special use permit, SP 2008-067, a request to allow a veterinary hospital on the property.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):  Cilimberg, Echols, Grant

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   NO

 

 

AGENDA DATE:

December 9, 2009

 

ACTION:     X          INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:             INFORMATION: 

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   YES

 

BACKGROUND: 

On October 20, 2009, the Planning Commission held a public hearing for the ATNA Building rezoning and special use permit requests. The Commission, by a vote of 6:0, recommended approval of ZMA-2008-0007 with changes to the proffers to clarify the uses allowed by-right and by special use permit and for the addition of a sidewalk along the western side of the entrance. Also, the Commission, by a vote of 6:0, approved SP-2008-00067 with conditions. (See Action Letter)

 

DISCUSSION:

The attached proffers include clarifications as to uses allowed by-right and by special use permit (Proffer 1.) and a commitment to construct a sidewalk along the western side of the entrance (Proffer 2.) as recommended by the Planning Commission. The proffers are technically and legally acceptable.  (Attachment II) 

        

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Approval of ZMA 2008-0007 with the attached proffers (Attachment II) and Special Use Permit 2008-00067 subject to the following conditions:

 

  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 32.7.9.8 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.

                                               

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment I:        Planning Commission staff report, dated October 20, 2009

Attachment II:       Revised proffers, dated November 1, 2009

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