Albemarle County Planning Commission

August 15, 2006


The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and a public hearing on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Room 241, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Members attending were Pete Craddock, Eric Strucko, Jo Higgins, Calvin Morris, Vice-Chairman and Marcia Joseph, Chairman. Absent were Jon Cannon and Bill Edgerton. Julia Monteith, Senior Land Use Planner for the University of Virginia, representative for David J. Neuman, FAIA, Architect for University of Virginia was present. 


Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Planning Director; David E. Pennock, Principal Planner; Elaine Echols, Senior Planner; Bill Fritz, Chief of Current Development; Ron White, Director of Housing and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney.


Call to Order and Establish Quorum:


Ms. Joseph called the regular meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. and established a quorum.


Items Requesting Deferral:


ZMA-2004-018 Fontana Phase 4C (Signs #37,45)

PROPOSAL:  Rezone 18.41 acres from RA Rural Areas which allows agricultural, forestal, and fishery uses; residential density (0.5 unit/acre), R-4 Residential zoning district (4 units/acre) and R-1 Residential zoning district (1 unit/acre) to R-4 Residential zoning district which allows residential uses at 4 units per acre for 31 dwelling units at a gross density of 1.68 units/acre.


EXISTING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY:  Neighborhood Density Residential - (3-6 units/acre) and supporting uses such as religious institutions and schools and other small-scale non-residential uses in Neighborhood 3 - Pantops


LOCATION:  At the intersection of Fontana Drive (Rt. 1765) and Via Florence approximately 0.5 miles from the intersection of Fontana Drive and Stony Point Road (Route 20 North)

TAX MAP/PARCEL: 78E-A and 78E-118


STAFF:  Elaine Echols



Ms. Echols said that the Commission received a copy of the email received by staff from the applicant requesting an indefinite deferral.  The applicant’s engineer was unable to come to tonight’s meeting.  The applicant is requesting an indefinite deferral because he does not know what date to defer to.  Staff was unsuccessful in contacting the President of the Fontana Homeowner’s Association by telephone, but left a voice mail message. 


Ms. Joseph pointed out that there was one person on the sign up sheet to speak.  At this there will not be a staff report.  She opened the public hearing and asked if anyone was here to speak to that issue.  She invited Paul Grady who was listed on the sign up sheet to come forward and speak.


Ms. Echols noted that Mr. Grady came to the meeting tonight and was told him that this item had been deferred.  His comment to staff was that he wanted to make sure that the location for the Eastern Connector was considered with this particular rezoning.  Therefore, staff noted that Mr. Grady will come to the next public hearing to express his concerns.  Staff was glad that he provided that information so that they could look into that.


Ms. Joseph asked if there was anyone else present who would like to speak to Fontana Phase 4C.  There being none, the public hearing was closed and the matter before the Commission.


Motion:  Mr. Craddock moved, Ms. Higgins seconded, to approve the applicant’s request for indefinite deferral of ZMA-04-18, Fontana Phase 4C.


The motion passed by a vote of 5:0.  (Commissioners Cannon and Edgerton were absent.)


Ms. Joseph stated that ZMA-04-18, Fontana Phase 4C was indefinitely deferred.



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