Albemarle County Planning Commission
March 1, 2005
SP-2004-060 and SDP-04-109
Second Bank and Trust
The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Room 241, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Members attending were William Rieley, Marcia Joseph, Vice-Chair, Jo Higgins, Calvin Morris; Pete Craddock and Bill Edgerton, Chairman. Absent were Rodney Thomas, and David J. Neuman, FAIA, Architect for University of Virginia.
Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning & Community Development; Stephen Waller, Senior Planner; Rebecca Ragsdale, Senior Planner; Elaine Echols, Principal Planner; Bill Fritz, Chief of Current Development and Greg Kamptner, Assistant County Attorney.
Call to Order and Establish Quorum:
Mr. Edgerton called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and established a quorum.
SP 2004-060 Second Bank & Trust – Southside: Request for special use permit to allow a drive-in window to serve a bank in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52 of the Zoning Ordinance, which allows for drive-in windows serving or associated with permitted uses. The property contains approximately 1.34 acres, zoned Planned Development - Shopping Center (PDSC), and Entrance Corridor (EC). This site lies within the Scottsville Magisterial District and is located on the southern side of Mill Creek Drive (Route 1150) approximately 240 feet east of the intersection with Avon Street Extended (Route 742), adjacent to the Mill Creek Exxon. The Comprehensive Plan designates this property as Community Service in Development Areas Neighborhood 4.
SDP 2004-103 Second Bank & Trust – Southside: Critical Slopes Waiver Request. (Stephen Waller)
Mr. Waller stated that this is a request for a special use permit that would allow the construction of a bank with a drive-through window and an ATM Machine. The Site Review Committee has reviewed this proposal for all relevant requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan. This includes all of the provisions and standards for safe and convenient one-way access such as adequate stacking lanes and a by-pass lane aside from the drive-through. Staff recommends approval of this special use permit with the conditions that are provided in the staff report. The staff report also includes a request for the approval of a critical slope waiver, which is also detailed in the staff report and requires a separate action by the Commission. He stated that he would be happy to answer any questions.
Mr. Edgerton asked if the Commission just reviewed something on this same piece of land or an adjacent parcel.
Mr. Waller stated that the Commission had reviewed a critical slopes waiver for the adjacent parcel located to the south of this parcel.
Mr. Edgerton asked if that property was shown as lot C on page 18.
Mr. Waller stated that was correct. The prior request had come before the Commission last week on the consent agenda as a critical slopes waiver for Creekmill Commons, which was approved. He pointed out that this request could have gone on the consent agenda as well, but it was just included in the staff report for the special use permit since another action was also needed.
Mr. Edgerton stated that on page 18 it showed that the only critical slopes located on this parcel was located on the northeast corner of the drive-through area at the retaining walls. He asked if that was correct.
Mr. Waller stated that was correct.
Ms. Higgins asked if the critical slopes were located in all of the shaded area.
Mr. Waller stated that those were some of the critical slopes, but the ones next to the pond will remain intact.
Mr. Edgerton asked if the Department of Engineering reviewed the proposed critical slopes waiver.
Mr. Waller stated that Engineering had reviewed the proposed critical slopes waiver and their report was included in the staff report. He pointed out that is why Alan Schuck’s name is on the report, but that Mr. Snell actually did the analysis.
Mr. Edgerton asked if there were any other questions for staff. There being none, he opened the public hearing and invited the applicant to address the Commission. Since there was no one present to speak for the applicant, he asked if there was any other member of the public that would like to speak regarding this application. There being none, he closed the public hearing to bring the matter back before the Commission for discussion and a possible action.
Mr. Rieley stated that he agreed with staff’s recommendation.
Mr. Morris moved for approval of SP-2004-060, Second Bank & Trust – Southside, with the conditions recommended in the staff report.
1. The site shall be constructed in general accordance with the preliminary site plan entitled “Proposed Site Plan and Special Use Permit, Second Bank & Trust - Southside Branch”, last revised December 27, 2004.
2. The furthest lane from the building shall be maintained free of any obstructions and limited to bypassing traffic.
3. Signage and pavement markings shall be provided at the entrance and exit points of the drive-through lane, subject to Current Development Division engineering approval to ensure appropriate and safe travel patterns.
Mr. Rieley seconded the motion.
The motion carried by a vote of (6:0). (Thomas – Absent).
Mr. Edgerton stated that SP-2004-060, Second Bank & Trust – Southside, was approved unanimously and would go to the Board of Supervisors on April 6.
Ms. Higgins moved for approval of SDP-2004-103, Second Bank & Trust – Southside Critical Slopes Waiver Request.
Mr. Craddock seconded the motion.
The motion carried by a vote of (6:0). (Thomas – Absent).
Mr. Edgerton stated that SDP-2004-103, Second Bank & Trust – Southside Critical Slopes Waiver Request was unanimously approved.
With no further items, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. to the March 15, 2005 meeting.
(Recorded and transcribed by Sharon Claytor Taylor, Recording Secretary.)
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