July 25, 2006


Frank Stoner


1412 Sachem Place, Suite 301

Charlottesville, VA 22901


RE:      ZMA 2006-001 Westhall – Phase V (Signs #49,59,64)

            TM 56H Parcel A (portion)


Dear Mr. Stoner:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on July 11, 2006, unanimously recommended denial of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors, because it did not meet the 15 percent affordable housing goal of the County, and because further consideration needs to be given for the cash contributions for the transportation.


Additionally, the Commission denied the following waiver requests:

1.       Section 14-422 of the Subdivision Ordinance for sidewalks on the private street.

2.       Section 14-422 of the Subdivision Ordinance to substitute an asphalt path as shown on the application plan in the northern part of the site for sidewalks on both sides of the east-west street at the northern part of the site.

3.       Section 14-422 of the Subdivision Ordinance for planting strips with the condition that for location (b) described in this report, at least three feet of separation between the back of the curb and the path shall be provided.


The Commission also recommended disapproval of the following waiver request:

4.       Sections 4.6.2 and 4.6.3.b. of the Zoning Ordinance to allow the setbacks shown on the application plan to be used, rather than using the zoning ordinance’s standard of measurement for front and rear yards.


The Commission also denied your request to disturb open space in conjunction with Section 4.7.2 of the Zoning Ordinance as shown on the application plan.


The Commission denied approval of the waivers because it did not recommend approval of the rezoning.


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on August 2, 2006.


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






Elaine K. Echols

Principal Planner – Development Areas

Planning Division