WHEREAS, the Zoning Ordinance allows multiple dwellings to be established on a single parcel in various circumstances; and


WHEREAS, the owner of such a parcel may need or desire to subdivide the parcel in the future and one of the current requirements in order to subdivide such a parcel is that the existing travelway exist as or be improved to a public or private street standard and the proposed lots must have public street frontage, be served by an approved private street, and/or the owner must obtain VDOT approval of the entrance of the street or travelway onto an existing state road; and


WHEREAS, the ownership or easement interests in a travelway that would have to be approved as a public or private street under the Subdivision Ordinance, or to obtain VDOT approval of the entrance onto an existing state road, may be beyond the subdivider’s control; and  


WHEREAS, in order to reconcile the Zoning Ordinance allowing multiple dwellings on a single parcel and the possibility that an owner may not be able subdivide such a parcel, it is desired to allow the subdivision of existing parcels on which there are multiple dwellings without requiring the proposed lots to have public street frontage, a private street approval, or VDOT approval of the entrance of the access easement onto a state road.   


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good land development practices, the Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend Albemarle County Code §§ 14-316, 14-400, 14-403, 14-404 and any other sections of the Subdivision Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the subdivision text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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