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Charlottesville Planning Commisson Meeting
Tuesday, November 14
5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

II. Commission Regular Meeting
Beginning: 5:30 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers

A. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS

B. UNIVERSITY REPORT

C. CHAIR'S REPORT
D. DEPARTMENT OF NDS

E. MATTERS TO BE PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC NOT ON THE FORMAL AGENDA

F. CONSENT AGENDA
(Items removed from the consent agenda will be considered at the end of the regular
agenda)

1. Minutes - September 12, 2017 – Pre meeting and Regular meeting

2. Site Plan – 1530 E High Street

3. Entrance Corridor Review – 1530 E High Street
III. JOINT MEETING OF COMMISSION/ COUNCIL
Beginning: 6:00 p.m.
Continuing: until all public hearings are completed
Format: (i) Staff Report, (ii) Applicant, (iii) Hearing
1. SP17-00005 – 604 Cynthianna Avenue (Pampered Pets) – EFB-JSB, Inc. representing landowner Ronald Lee Rhodes has submitted a special use permit for an outdoor dog run at 604 Cynthianna Avenue. The permit would allow the applicant to operate a 2,220 square foot outdoor dog run on property located at 604 Cynthianna Avenue, adjacent to an existing dog run at 601 Concord Avenue- also known as Pampered Pets - which EFB-JSB, Inc owns. The property is further identified on City Real Property Tax Map 35 Parcel 113. The site is zoned IC (Industrial Corridor District). The property impacted by the special use permit is approximately 2,220 square feet, or 0.05 acres. The applicant proposes that the proposed outdoor dog run at 604 Cynthianna Avenue be subject to the conditions of the special use permit SP-13-07-18 currently in place for 601 Concord. The Comprehensive Plan designates the land use of the Subject Property as Business and Technology. Information pertaining to the request may be viewed online at http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/neighborhooddevelopment-services or obtained from the Department of Neighborhood Development Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 610 East Main Street. Persons interested in this SUP application may contact NDS Planner Brian Haluska by e-mail (haluska@charlottesville.org) or by telephone (434-970- 3186).

2. SP17-00006 – 517 Park Street (STARS) - – Weber Property Management, LLC, landowner
has submitted a special use permit for a residential treatment facility with greater than 8 residents at 517 Park Street. The permit would allow the applicant to operate a residential treatment facility  serving up to 16 residents on property located at 517 Park Street. The property is further identified on City Real Property Tax Map 53 Parcel 9. The site is zoned R-3H (Multifamily Residential with Architectural Design Control District Overlay.) The property impacted by the special use permit is approximately 10,193.04 square feet, or 0.234 acres. The Comprehensive Plan designates the land use of the Subject Property as High Density Residential. Information pertaining to the request may be viewed online at http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-hz/neighborhood-development-services or obtained from the Department of Neighborhood Development Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 610 East Main Street. Persons interested in this SUP application may contact NDS Planner Brian Haluska by e-mail (haluska@charlottesville.org) or by telephone (434-970-3186).

3. SP17-00001 - 201 West Water Street – Landowner Black Bear Properties, LLC has submitted an application seeking approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) request to allow for increased heightand increased residential density per City Code Section 34-162(a) at 201 West Water Street with frontage on West Water Street and 2nd Street SW. A residential density of 101 units per acre is proposed (up to 240 DUA by SUP can be requested) for a total of 7 units and additional height of about 24.5 feet is proposed for a total height of about 95 feet (up to 101 feet can be requested by SUP). The property is further identified on City Real Property Tax Map 28 Parcel 2. The site is zoned DE (Downtown Corridor Mixed Use District) with Architectural Design Control and Urban Corridor Parking Zone Overlays. The property is approximately 0.0690 acres. The Land Use Plan calls for Mixed Use. The Comprehensive Plan specifies density greater than 15 units per acre. Information pertaining to request may be viewed online at http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/neighborhooddevelopment-services or obtained from the Department of Neighborhood Development Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 610 East Main Street. Persons interested in this SUP application may contact NDS Planner Brian Haluska by e-mail (Haluska@charlottesville.org or by telephone (434-970- 3186).

4. CP17-00003 – Closing of Brandon Avenue and a Portion of Monroe Lane/15th Street - The
Planning Commission and City Council will jointly conduct a public hearing on a request from the University of Virginia to consider a proposal by the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Foundation requesting the City to vacate Brandon Avenue and a portion of Monroe Lane/15th Street to accommodate a redevelopment project to construct a model green student community. The schematic design plan for the redevelopment project envisions multi-functional green space, enhanced pedestrian connections, and a mix of residential, classroom and student health center uses. Public comment will be taken as to whether the requested street vacation request is in conformance with the Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan, and whether or not City Council should vacate the streets so that the area can be developed as proposed by UVA. The area proposed for street closure includes the entirety of Brandon Avenue from the terminus at Tax Map 11 Parcel 97.1 to the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue. The road is 50 feet across for approximately 879 feet containing approximately 44,775 square feet of property. Monroe Lane/15th Street is proposed to be closed from its terminus at Tax Map 11 Parcel 98 to the intersection of Monroe Lane and Crispell Drive. This portion of the road is between 30-35 feet across for approximately 451 feet containing approximately 14,298 square feet of property. Following the joint public hearing, the Planning Commission will be asked to certify on November 14, 2017 whether or not vacation of these streets will result in circumstances that are substantially in accord with the City’s the Comprehensive Plan. Thereafter, City Council will consider the application at a later date (currently set for first reading on December 4, 2017). Information pertaining to the request may be viewed online at http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-andservices/departments-h-z/neighborhood-development-services or obtained from the Department of Neighborhood Development Services, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 610 East Main Street. Persons  interested in this application may contact NDS Planner Matthew Alfele by e-mail (alfele@charlottesville.org) or by telephone (434-970-3636).

5. ZT-17-10-03: Building regulations - A proposed amendment to the text of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Sections 34-558, 34-1100, 34-1146, 34-1147 and 34-1200 of the Code of the City of Charlottesville (1990), as amended to in reference to the following: (1) amendment of City Code 34-1200, to delete the definition of “building height”; (2) amendment of 34-1100 to incorporate a methodology for measurement of building height, specifying different approaches for buildings close to a public street and for buildings more than 15 feet away from a public street; (3) amendment of 34-1200, to change the definition of “grade” from “average level of the ground adjacent to the exterior walls of the building” (current) to “the level of the ground measured at an adjacent public sidewalk”; (4) modification of the Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District regulations, in City Code 34-558(a), to clarify that streetwall and stepback requirements do not apply to the portion of a building façade that fronts on Water Street, but do apply to all other portions of that building’s façade; and (5) amendment of City Code 34-1146 and 34-1147, to allow a limited exception from restrictions on expansion of a nonconforming structure, for nonconforming structures which are “contributing structures” within a design control district with BAR approval.

On November 14, 2017, the Charlottesville City Council and the Charlottesville Planning
Commission will jointly conduct a public hearing, to receive public comment on the above
proposed zoning text amendments. The proposed zoning text amendments and related materials are available for inspection at the Charlottesville Dept. of Department of NDS, 610 East Market Street, Charlottesville, 22902. Tel. 434-970-3182. Staff contact: Missy Creasy, Planning Manager, Email:
creasym@charlottesville.org.

IV. COMMISSION’S ACTION ITEMS

Beginning: upon conclusion of all joint public hearings
Continuing: until all action items are concluded

1. Hydraulic/29 Small Area Plan – request for plan endorsement.

Entrance Corridor Review Board

 1. 916, 920 East High Street and 325 10th Street NE (10th & High)

 2. 1801 Hydraulic Road (Old Kmart site)

Location
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605 E. Main St
Charlottesville VA, 22902
Clerk's office: 434-970-3113
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Clerk's office: 434-970-3113
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