Attachment B




            WHEREAS, wind turbines have been determined to not be accessory to primary commercial, industrial and residential uses in Albemarle County because, historically, they have not been customarily incidental to those primary uses; and


WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle desires to promote renewable energy sources such as wind turbines; and


WHEREAS, it is desired to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance to permit wind turbines that provide energy for the primary use or uses to which they are accessory in various zoning districts under appropriate regulations.


 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Planning Commission hereby adopts a resolution of intent to add to and amend the appropriate sections of the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance 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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