Albemarle County Planning Commission

August 19, 2008



The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Lane Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Members attending were Marcia Joseph, Thomas Loach, Linda Porterfield Eric Strucko, Jon Cannon, Vice Chairman, Bill Edgerton. and Calvin Morris, Chairman.  Julia Monteith, AICP, non-voting representative for the University of Virginia was present. 


Other officials present were Phil Custer, Engineer; Amy Pflaum, Senior Engineer; Glenn Brooks, County Engineer; Elaine Echols, Principal Planner; Ron Higgins, Chief of Zoning; Claudette Grant, Senior Planner; Francis MacCall, Counter Planner; Gerald Gatobu, Senior Planner; Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning; and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney. 


Call to Order and Establish Quorum:


Mr. Morris called the regular meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and established a quorum.


            Public Hearing Items:


SP-2008-00018 Rosewood Village Ė Greenbrier (Sign # 1)

PROPOSED: Allow non-residents of Rosewood Village to use the Rosewood Village rehab facility. 

ZONING CATEGORY/GENERAL USAGE: C-1 Commercial - retail sales and service uses; and residential use by special use permit (15 units/acre)

SECTIONS: 22.2.2(6) and 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY:  Community Service - community-scale retail wholesale, business and medical offices, mixed use core communities and/or employment services, and residential (6.01-34 units/acre).


LOCATION:  500 Greenbrier Drive. Northeast corner of Greenbrier Drive and Westfield Road.



(Claudette Grant)


Ms. Grant presented a power-point presentation and summarized the staff report.  (See power-point presentation)


This special use permit request is to expand the rehab services use to non-residents of Rosewood Village.  It is an existing building.


Staff has identified the following factors favorable to this application:

1.                  The proposal for the expansion of an existing rehab use adds a variety of rehab services available within the Greenbrier Drive neighborhood.

2.                  The residents of the surrounding community may benefit from the opportunity of rehab services becoming available to them.


Staff has not identified any factors unfavorable to this application.


Staff recommends approval of SP- 2008-018, Rosewood Village Rehab Services (Greenbrier) with the conditions listed in the staff report.


Mr. Morris invited questions for staff.


Mr. Edgerton noted that he was struck by fact that the original zoning before the special use permit was issued would allow for this.   He asked why this was excluded and why they have to go through the process.


Ms. Grant replied that it had to do with one of the previous conditions that restricted the uses in the facility for the residents. 


Mr. Edgerton questioned why that condition was put in the original special use permit approval.


Mr. Cilimberg noted that it had been a similar condition used in a lot of cases. Normally in the case of one of these facilities the conditions are related to the facility accommodating for its own resident population.  If they had asked for a more general allowance to provide say rehab services for the general public at the time it would probably have been part of it.


Mr. Edgerton noted that it was just the way the application came in.  He asked if both projects with very similar names run by the same corporation, and Ms. Grant replied yes


Ms. Joseph noted that in an email she asked does this use intensify and do they have enough parking.


They donít need to limit the size of the office because they have plenty of parking spaces even if they have five or six clients per hour.


Mr. Cilimberg noted that it will be self regulated because if they expand to the point that the parking on site does not accommodate the use, then they wonít be able to get their clearance.  They could expand to the point that zoning will allow off site parking and then zoning could count the additional spaces.


Ms. Joseph asked if there would be an appropriate number of parking spaces on the site plan that would accommodate this additional use. 


Ms. Grant replied that they have more than enough parking spaces on the site. They have adequate parking.


Mr. Cilimberg suggested that staff cover the other special use permit at this time, take comment and then take separate actions.


Mr. Morris agreed that the two special use permit requests would be reviewed together with separate actions.


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