Albemarle County Planning Commission

January 13, 2009


The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a public hearing, meeting and work session on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Lane Auditorium, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.


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


Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Director of Planning; David Benish, Chief of Planning; Mark Graham, Director of Community Development; Bill Letteri, Director of Facilities Development; Bill Fritz, Director of Current Development; Eryn Brennan, Senior Planner and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney. 


Call to Order and Establish Quorum:


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


Item Requesting Deferral:


SP-2008-00057 Charlottesville Kingdom Hall

PROPOSED: Re-approval of expired S.U.P. – SP-2004-002 currently in site development process.  Request for S.U.P. to allow a Church.

ZONING CATEGORY/GENERAL USAGE: R-2 Residential - 2 units/acre and R-4 Residential - 4 units/acre.

SECTION: Sections and of the Zoning Ordinance which allow for Churches. 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY:  Neighborhood Density Residential - residential (3-6 units/acre) and supporting uses such as religious institutions and schools and other small-scale non-residential uses in Neighborhood 5.


LOCATION: 665 Old Lynchburg Road (Route 631), at the intersection of Old Lynchburg Road and Sunset Avenue Extended.



(Claudette Grant)



Mr. Strucko noted that the applicant has requested deferral to February 3, 2009.  He opened the public hearing and asked for comment from the applicant or the public. There being none, he closed the public hearing to bring the matter before the Commission.


Motion: Mr. Morris moved and Ms. Porterfield seconded to approve the applicant’s request for deferral of SP-2008-00057, Charlottesville Kingdom Hall to February 3, 2009.


The motion passed by a vote of 6:0.  (Cannon absent) 


Mr. Strucko said that this item is being deferred and will be brought back on February 3, 2009. 


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