COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE: ZMA 2004-017: Wickham Pond 

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Weather Hill Development, LLC has requested a rezoning from Rural Area, R-A zoning district, to Neighborhood Model – NMD for 107 residential units of a property located at 5023 Three Notch’d Road, Route 240, (also known as Last Nickel Farm).

 

 

STAFF: Claudette Grant

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION DATE:

July 19, 2005

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DATE:

August 10, 2005     

 

 

PROPOSAL:

Weather Hill Development, LLC has requested a rezoning of a property located at 5023 Three Notch’d Road, Route 240, (also known as Last Nickel Farm) approximately 1,000 feet from the intersection of Route 240 and Highlands Drive, which is also known as the entrance to The Highlands subdivision from Rural Area, R-A zoning district, to Neighborhood Model – NMD. At present, the property has a main house with several dependent buildings consisting of barns, a small house, and smokehouse. A majority of the property is undeveloped. With this rezoning, the applicant is requesting approval of 107 residential units consisting of single –family detached and townhouse residential units. The applicant’s Application Plan and Code of Development, dated May 2, 2005 and revised on July 8, 2005 are attached as are the proffers.  (See Attachment A for the Application Plan, Code of Development and Proffers) 

 

BACKGROUND: 

The subject property has 20.52 acres and currently has a main house with several dependent buildings consisting of barns, a small house, and smokehouse. A majority of the property is undeveloped. With this rezoning, the applicant is requesting approval of 107 residential units consisting of single –family detached and townhouse residential units.

 

DISCUSSION/FINDINGS:

The development meets the intent of the Neighborhood Model District. It has an approvable Code of Development. Proffers are appropriate in substance, but the form will need to be re-worded with the Department’s of Zoning, Housing, and the County Attorney’s office.

 

Density is slightly in excess of that recommended in the Crozet Master Plan; however, 14 affordable units are provided.

 

Stormwater management is generally acceptable but requires definitive approval from the adjacent property owner.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of the rezoning and proffers with the condition that:  

  1. A written agreement between the applicant/developer and the adjacent property owner regarding the stormwater management use of the pond is submitted prior to the Board of Supervisors public hearing and final wording of the proffers will be worked out between the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors meeting.
  2. Staff notes that critical slope impacts will need to be formally resolved with engineering and current development staff during the site plan stage.

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