Airport Property – Request to amend the Albemarle County Service Authority Jurisdictional Area



Public hearing to amend ACSA Jurisdictional Area Boundary to provide water and sewer service to TMP 31-27A located west of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport property in the Hollymead Development Area.



Tucker, Foley, Davis, Cilimberg, Benish






December 6, 2006


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The Airport Authority is requesting ACSA Jurisdictional Area designation for sewer service to an 11.45 acre parcel located on Earlysville Road just west of the airport runway (Attachment A).  The undeveloped property is zoned LI, Light Industrial and is located within the designated Hollymead Development Area, in the Whitehall Magisterial District.  The parcels to the east containing the airport are currently designated for water and sewer service and are served by both utilities.  The properties to the south, west and northwest are located in the designated Rural Area and are not in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area.   



Goal Two:  Protect the County's Natural Resources.



The Comprehensive Plan provides the following concerning the provision of water and sewer service to the Development Areas:

“General Principle: Urban Areas, Communities, and Villages are to be served by public water and sewer (p. 114).”

“Provide water and sewer service only to areas within the ACSA Jurisdictional Areas (p. 130).”

“Follow the boundaries of the designated Development Areas in delineating Jurisdictional Areas (p.130).”


The Comprehensive Plan recommends serving the Development Areas with public water and sewer service.  This parcel is located within the Hollymead Community Development Area and is already designated in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area for water service.   Therefore, designating this parcel for public water and sewer service would align with County policy.  Service would be provided through the airport property to the east. 


A recent boundary survey of this property indicates that a two acre portion of the 11.5 acre parcel is located outside of the designated Development Area, which is inconsistent with the parcel boundaries that have been depicted on County Tax Maps. This is the portion of the property that was recently down zoned from LI, Light Industrial to RA, Rural Area (ZMA-2006-10) approved for the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (SP 2006-24, approved by the Board on November 1, 2006).  This two acre portion of the property is not intended to be served by public utilities.  No request has been made by the Airport Authority or the church for public service.  The Board’s action should indicate that only the portion of the property located within the designated Development Area is to be included in the ACSA Jurisdictional Area.  This Rural Area portion of the property will be subsequently subdivided from the parent parcel when deeded to the Church.



The property owner will bear the costs for water and sewer hook-up.



As a general policy, staff has advised that public utility capacity should be reserved to support development of designated Development Areas.  Since the area proposed for service is located within a designated Development Area, the provision of both water and sewer service to the property would be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan public utility policy.  Therefore, staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors amend the ACSA Jurisdictional Area to permit public water and sewer service to that area located within the designated Development Area of Hollymead, identified as TMP 31-27A (Residue) on the attached boundary exhibit by Kirk Hughes & Associates, dated June 22, 2006 (Attachment B).



A - Location Map

B – Boundary Exhibit

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