Albemarle County Planning Commission
March 6, 2007
The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and work session on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 4:15 p.m., at the County Office Building, Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Members attending were Bill Edgerton, Eric Strucko, Duane Zobrist, Pete Craddock, Calvin Morris, Vice-Chairman and Marcia Joseph, Chairman. Absent was Jon Cannon. Mr. Eric Strucko arrived at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Craddock arrived at 4:39 p.m. Mr. Zobrist arrived at 4:53 p.m. Julia Monteith, AICP, Senior Land Use Planner for the University of Virginia was absent.
Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Planning Director; Sean Dougherty, Senior Planner; Judy Wiegand, Senior Planner; Ron White, Director of Housing and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney.
Items Requesting Deferral:
ZMA 2005-00015, Hollymead Town Center Area A-1 (Signs #15, 51, 53, 73):
PROPOSAL: Rezone 31 acres from RA - Rural Areas (agricultural, forestal, and fishery uses; residential density (0.5 unit/acre)) to PDMC - Planned District Mixed Commercial (large-scale commercial uses; and residential by special use permit (15 units/ acre)) to allow for 278,000 square feet of office retail.
EXISTING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY: Town Center -- Compact, higher density area containing a mixture of businesses, services, public facilities, residential areas and public spaces, attracting activities of all kinds. (6.01-34 dwelling units per acre).
ENTRANCE CORRIDOR: Yes.
LOCATION: Tax Map 32, parcels 42A, 42C, a portion of Tax Map 32, parcel 44, a portion of Tax Map 32, parcel 45, and Tax Map 46, parcel 5, located to the south of the southern entrance to the Hollymead Town Center (Town Center Drive) and north of Powell Creek along Route 29 North.
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT: Rio. The Comprehensive Plan's Town Center designation is accompanied with the "Conceptual Master Plan & Design Guidelines for the Hollymead Town Center".
SP 2005-00027, Hollymead Town Center Area A - Drive Up Window for Bank (Signs #15, 51, 53, 73):
PROPOSED: Drive-up banking facility with three lanes.
ZONING CATEGORY/GENERAL USAGE: A rezoning application has been submitted to rezone these parcels from RA - Rural Areas - agricultural, forestal, and fishery uses; residential density (0.5 unit/acre) to PD-MC Planned Development Mixed Commercial (large-scale commercial uses; and residential by special use permit 15 units/ acre). SECTION: Section 25A.2.2 of the Zoning Ordinance which allows for drive-in windows serving or associated with permitted uses within PDMC.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY: Town Center -- Compact, higher density area containing a mixture of businesses, services, public facilities, residential areas and public spaces, attracting activities of all kinds. (6.01-34 dwelling units per acre).
ENTRANCE CORRIDOR: Yes.
LOCATION: Inside the Hollymead Town Center, along Town Center Drive (Southern entrance to Hollymead Town Center) approximately 300 feet from Route 29 North.
TAX MAP/PARCEL: A portion of Tax Map 32, Parcel 42A (exact location on file in the Department of Community Development) and a portion of Tax Map 32, Parcel 42C (exact location on file in the Department of Community Development) equaling .5 acres.
MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT: Rio
STAFF: Sean Dougherty
APPLICANT REQUESTS DEFERRAL TO THE APRIL 3, 2007 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING.
Ms. Joseph pointed out that the applicant is requesting deferral to April 3. She opened the public hearing and asked if there was any public comment. There being none, the public hearing was closed and the matter placed before the Commission.
Mr. Morris asked why the applicant requested the deferral.
Mr. Cilimberg replied that there were some matters regarding the rezoning that had to be further addressed. The applicant wanted to make sure that the time allowed for them to do that.
Motion: Mr. Morris moved, Mr. Craddock seconded, for approval of the applicant’s request for deferral of SP-2005-00027, Hollymead Town Center Area A – Drive Up Window for Bank and ZMA-2005-00015, Hollymead Town Center Area A-1, to April 3, 2007.
The motion passed by a vote of 6:0. (Mr. Cannon was absent.)
Ms. Joseph stated that SP-2005-00027 and ZMA-2005-00015 for Hollymead Town Center Area A & A1 was deferred to April 3, 2007.
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