February 20, 2009


Hardee Johnston

3664 Presidents Road

Scottsville VA 24590


RE:       SP200800057 Charlottesville Kingdom Hall

            Tax Map 76, Parcel 51


Dear Mr. Johnston:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on February 3, 2009, recommended approval, by a vote of 5:1, of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.


Please note that this approval is subject to the following conditions:


  1. The development of the site shall be in general accord with the concept plan entitled Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses prepared by Hardee Johnston, A.S.L.A. Landscape Architect , Page T.1 dated January 9, 2006, Revised 12-08-08 and page C. 2 dated January 2, 2006, Revised 1-1-09 (hereinafter, the "Concept Plan"); In addition, the following elements shall be in strict accord with [or “conform to”] the Concept Plan: the relationship of parking areas to building areas, building areas to the street, location of the area for sidewalk dedication and reservation of area for the extension of the Southern Parkway.
  2. The area of assembly shall be limited to a maximum of two (2) auditoriums with one hundred seventy-five (175) seats in each;
  3. The final site plan shall show an area to be graded across the front of the site to allow the future installation of a sidewalk by others (the "sidewalk area").  The final site plan shall include a note reserving the sidewalk area for future dedication.  The area for dedication shall allow for a minimum width of a five (5) foot sidewalk and which shall meet all applicable VDOT and County standards per Section of the Zoning Ordinance.  The sidewalk area shall be graded in conjunction with the installation of other improvements on the site required by the site plan.  The sidewalk area shall be graded in compliance with the grading standards imposed by the agent.  Upon request by the County, the sidewalk area shall be dedicated for public use.  The owner shall grant all necessary temporary construction easements to allow the sidewalk to be installed; 
  4. There shall be no day care center or private school on site without approval of a separate special use permit and;
  5. Construction of the development plan referenced in Condition 1 above shall commence by [insert date 4 years after date of BOS approval] or this special use permit shall expire.


View executive summary

View staff report

View PC minutes of January 13 and February 3, 2009

Return to regular agenda


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on March 11, 2009.


If you should have any questions or comments regarding the above noted action, please do not hesitate to contact me at (434) 296-5832.






Claudette Grant

Senior Planner

Planning Division