September 15, 2006



Doug Palmore

P.O. Box 29682

Richmond, VA 23242



RE:      SP 2005-026 Asphalt Plant Relocation (Sign #50)

            Tax Map 79 Parcels 7 and 7B   



Dear Mr. Palmore:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on September 5, 2006, 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.          Special Use Permit 2005-26 shall be developed in general accord with the concept plan, titled "Luck Stone Corporation Special Use Permit Asphalt Plant Relocation Conceptual Plan", dated August 1, 2006, and Cross Sections (Line of Sight) Plans for Auburn Hill dated 10/27/05 and for Monticello dated 11/22/05 (Attachment A).  However, the Zoning Administrator may approve revisions to the concept plan to allow compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. 

2.          The existing asphalt plant shall be demolished and removed from the property no later than two months following the start of operation of the new plant.  

3.          Approval of this Special User Permit shall expire when the adjacent quarry is no longer in operation. Hours and days of operation shall not exceed 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM Monday through Saturday for no more than 60 days per year.

4.       Sound/noise barriers and attenuation measures, as described in the ASTEC, Inc. Certified Engineers Report (Attachment C), will be provided as necessary to comply with the County “noise” requirements (Code 18-4.18).  The applicant shall identify these measures on the site development plan and the asphalt plant building permit plans.

5.       Plant site lighting will comply with County “outdoor lighting” requirements (Code 18-4.17).

6.       A copy of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality “construction permit” shall be submitted to the county engineer prior to approval of a final site plan for the asphalt plant.

7.       A special use permit for fill within the flood hazard overlay district shall be obtained, to allow the raising of the ground elevation adjacent to Barn Branch and creation of a levee to protect the quarry and its operations from the 100-year flood, prior to approval of a site plan for the asphalt plant.

8.       A Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) is required to be obtained by the applicant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a copy provided to the county engineer prior to the issuance of a building permit for the asphalt plant.

9.       Prior to County issuance of a zoning clearance and certificate of occupancy for the plant, the applicant shall: 

·            Submit and obtain county engineer approval of as-built drawings for the completed and stabilized levee (including geotechnical engineer certification of the adequate compaction of the fill).

·            Provide the county engineer with documentation demonstrating that the information necessary to address the conditions of the CLOMR has been submitted to FEMA. 

11.   The buffer area along Route 250 shall be maintained to provide a visual barrier between the operations on the site and Route 250. 

12.   The asphalt plant shall be designed in a manner to provide forward circulation for trucks as they enter, load, and exit the area, as depicted on the plan titled "Luck Stone Corporation, Charlottesville Plant Site Map Asphalt Plant Relocation" and dated August 8, 2006 (Attachment B).

13.   No direct conveyance of storm water from the asphalt plant area to Barn Branch shall be permitted.

14.   The natural landscape area between the CSX Railroad south of the proposed site and the Rivanna River on TMP 79-7B shall be maintained in its current natural state, as shown on Attachment D, with the exception of allowing for a greenway trail, should a greenway trail be installed in the future.

15.   The maximum height of any portion of the asphalt plant shall not exceed 83 feet, as measured from the finished site grade.


View staff report and attachments

View PC minutes

Return to regular agenda


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on October 4, 2006.


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






Joan McDowell

Principal Planner – Rural Areas

Planning Division