RESOLUTION TO APPROVE
ALTERNATIVE C FOR
Location Public Hearing was conducted on November 4, 2004 in the City of
Charlottesville by representatives of the City of Charlottesville, County of
Albemarle, the Steering Committee, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department
of Transportation after due and proper notice for the purpose of considering the
proposed location of the Hillsdale Drive Extension Project U000-104-119, PE101,
R201, C501 in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, at which hearing
aerial photographs, drawings and other pertinent information were made available
for public inspection in accordance with state and federal requirements; and
all persons and parties in attendance were afforded full opportunity to
participate in said hearing; and
representatives of the County of Albemarle were present and participated in said
the Board has previously requested the Virginia Department of Transportation to
program this project; and
the Board considered all such matters;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County
Board of Supervisors hereby approves the location of the proposed project under
the “Alternative C” alignment as presented at the Public Hearing subject to the
The safety of those
working and living in, using the services of and traveling through the area
are of the utmost importance and design features incorporated into the roadway
must enhance and promote its function as a local, low speed (posted a 25 mph)
road which is user friendly to motorists, pedestrians, bicyclist and transit
as well as those using other modes of mobility.
A community workshop
program must be developed by the Steering Committee so the citizens of the
area have the opportunity to provide input about the project and to comment on
Any loss in the number of
parking spaces presently existing in
the vicinity of the
Senior Center, Jordan Building, Laurels, or Pepsi Plant, or on the
street at Pepsi Place must be replaced in any build alternative.
bike/multi-use trails will be provided throughout the project and should
connect with and include safety features similar to those being implemented on
Hillsdale Drive north of its intersection with Greenbrier Drive.
The possibility of
separated bike paths/multi-use trails and/or alternative-vehicle paths should
be thoroughly investigated, particularly in the area east of the Senior
Center, the Jordan Building and the Pepsi Plant.
Traffic calming and
traffic control features should be incorporated into the design to promote a
safe, low speed facility and encourage its use as a local road and not as a
bypass to Route 29.
Design features such as
landscape/streetscape, lighting, etc. that will promote the Route 29/H/250
Phase 2 Report vision for the area should be utilized where feasible.
Every effort should be
made to protect the view shed, watershed and natural features of the impacted
area (including the Rivanna Trail) as part of the design and construction of
any build alternative.
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