August 24, 2005



Rev. Fr. Robert C. Holet

129 South Keswick Drive

Troy, VA 22974



RE:    SP 2004-00032 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - Tax Map 70, Parcel 12A



Dear Rev. Holet:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on July 19, 2005, unanimously recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.

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



  1. The site shall be developed in general accord with the plan entitled “Application Plan-SP 2004-0032”, prepared by Blackwell Engineering, PLC, revised July 2005.
  2. The area of assembly shall be limited to 100-seat sanctuary;
  3. There shall be no day care center or private school on site without approval of a separate special use permit; 
  4. The applicants shall secure VDOT approval of the entrance from Route 250, prior to the issuance of a zoning clearance for church use of the site.
  5. No building expansions are permitted without prior approval of a new special use permit.



The Commission also unanimously approved your site plan waiver for St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, subject to the two conditions recommended in the staff report.


  1. No construction activity shall occur until an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan has been approved and any required bonds have been posted.
  2. No Zoning Clearance will be issued for the building until VDOT approval of the installation of required entrance improvements.


 View executive summary

View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

Return to regular agenda


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review SP 2004-032 and receive public comment at their meeting on September 7, 2005. Any new or additional information regarding your application must be submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least seven days prior to your scheduled hearing date.


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






Rebecca Ragsdale

Senior Planner

Planning Division