July 20, 2004
711 N. Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23229
RE: SP-2004-13 Old Trail Golf Club Amendment (Sign #36, 40, 44, 87) - Tax Map 55, Parcels 71, 103F and 105 and Tax Map 56, Parcel 17B
Dear Mr. Collins:
The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on July 13, 2004, by a vote of 6:0, recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors. Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:
1) The facility shall be in general accord with the plan titled “Old Trails Golf Club”, prepared by Roudabush, Gale & Associates, Inc., dated October 21, 2002, and revised December 16, 2002, subject to these conditions.
2) The applicant shall construct a road to serve the golf course, built to public road standards and running from Route 250 to the property line at the northern edge of Tax Map 56 Parcel 14.
3) Private club memberships shall not be required for access to or play on the course.
4) There shall be no outdoor lighting of the course or of the practice area/driving range.
5) No new residential development shall be permitted within the “Limits of Golf Course indicated on the plan titled “Old Trails Golf Club”, prepared by Roudabush, Gale & Associates, Inc., and dated October 21, 2002, and revised December 16, 2002.
6) The existing house known as Mountain View shall not be demolished.
7) The club house, restroom building, and maintenance facility shall be located within the Albemarle County Service Authority jurisdictional area.
8) No portion of any structure, excluding signs, shall be located closer than 50 feet to any residential or rural district. No parking area or loading space shall be located closer than 20 feet to any residential or rural district.
9) All landscaping around the clubhouse, restroom building, maintenance facility, parking area and other facilities shall include only native plants identified in the brochure “Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping: Piedmont Plateau,” published by the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.
10) Vegetated areas of the facility outside the tees, greens, fairways, roughs, cart paths, and access road shall remain in their current states (if wooded) or be revegetated and maintained in native plant species. These species shall be selected from the brochure “Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping: Piedmont Plateau” and/or “Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping: Riparian Forest Buffers,” published by the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation. Species identified in the “Riparian Forest Buffers” brochure as being native only to the Coastal Plain region shall not be used. Management of these areas shall maintain
them in native plant species. Non-native plant species shall be diligently removed from these areas. The applicant shall submit a letter from the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District stating that these plantings required in have been established to the District’s satisfaction.
11) The applicant, upon the request of the County, shall provide verification to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Community Development that the site is in compliance with the specifications contained in Conditions 9 and 10 regarding the landscaping plan.
12) Stream buffers in pasture at the date of this approval shall be revegetated in accordance with the schematic titled “Minimum Standard for Hole Crossings in Existing Pasture Areas”, dated January 15, 2003, and prepared by Jerry Kamis. The design of the stream crossing on hole 12 shall be deemed to be in general accord with the plan titled “Old Trails Golf Club”, prepared by Roudabush, Gale & Associates, Inc., dated October 21, 2002 and revised December 16, 2002, and shall use a minimal sight line subject to a mitigation plan to be approved by the Department of Engineering and Public Works.
13) Irrigation water for the golf course shall come only from surface water impounded on existing ponds on the site.
14) The dams and outlet structures on the two ponds on the site shall be repaired and upgraded to the satisfaction of the Department of Engineering and Public Works.
15) The course shall secure Department of Engineering and Public Works approval of a natural resources management plan. This plan shall address wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement, waste reduction and management (including hazardous material storage and spill containment), energy efficiency, water conservation (including water-use reporting and efforts to protect streamflow in Slabtown Branch), water quality management (including runoff management for the clubhouse area, monitoring, and reporting), and integrated pest management. The applicant, upon the request of the County, shall provide verification to the satisfaction of the Director of Engineering and Public Works that the site is in compliance with the specifications contained in the plan.
16) Grading shall be carried out in general accord with the conceptual grading plan titled “Preliminary Grading Plan,” prepared by Gene Bates Golf Design, and dated January 9, 2003.
17) Cart-path stream crossings shall be built in general accord with the drawings titled “Wooden Cartway Crossing Plan” and “Wooden Cartway Crossing Elevation.” (Attachment E from Executive Summary dated 3-5-03)
18) Neither the green for hole 14 nor the tee boxes for hole 15 shall be located less than 25 feet from the property line.
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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on August 4, 2004. Any new or additional information regarding your application must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least seven days prior to your scheduled hearing date.
If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me (434) 296-5823.
Elaine Echols, AICP