WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to protect Albemarle County’s historic and cultural resources; and


            WHEREAS, the County’s Historic Preservation Plan (the “Plan”) was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2000 as part of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan, and Priority Recommendations for the implementation of the Plan were adopted by the Board in 2001; and


WHEREAS, the Plan is intended to further the Comprehensive Plan’s goal of protecting Albemarle County’s historic and cultural resources by defining specific implementation strategies; and


            WHEREAS, in the course of the Historic Preservation Committee’s work on the Priority Recommendations, the Committee has identified and recommended certain clarifications, revisions, and additions to the previously approved implementation strategies, in particular regarding the role of Historic Preservation Committee members, the treatment of the County’s country stores, the identification and designation of other significant building types in the County, and the identification of significant County viewsheds.


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good planning and land use practices, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan by amending the Historic Preservation Plan as described herein and to make any other changes to the Comprehensive Plan deemed to be necessary in order to achieve the purposes described herein; and


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

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