Albemarle County Planning Commission

January 9, 2007


The Albemarle County Planning Commission held a meeting and a public hearing on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at the County Office Building, Room 241, Second Floor, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville. Virginia. Members attending were Bill Edgerton, Eric Strucko, Jon Cannon, Calvin Morris, Duane Zobrist, Pete Craddock and Marcia Joseph.  Julia Monteith, Senior Land Use Planner for the University of Virginia, representative for David J. Neuman, FAIA, Architect for University of Virginia was absent. 


Other officials present were Wayne Cilimberg, Planning Director; Tamara Ambler, Natural Resources Manager; David Benish, Chief of Planning; Lori Allshouse, Strategic Planning Manager and Greg Kamptner, Deputy County Attorney.



 Item Requesting Deferral:


SP 2006-037 Camp Watermarks Amendment (Sign #24)

PROPOSED: Amend existing Special Use Permit, extending camp sessions allowed from 4 weeks per year to 16 weeks per year

ZONING CATEGORY/GENERAL USAGE: RA -- Rural Areas: agricultural, forestal, and fishery uses; residential density (0.5 unit/acre)

SECTION:;; 5.1.05

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN LAND USE/DENSITY:  Rural Areas - preserve and protect agricultural, forestal, open space, and natural, historic and scenic resources/ density (0.5 unit/ acre)


LOCATION: 1145 James River Drive, west of Route 726 and Hatton Ferry Road;

TAX MAP/PARCEL: TM 136, Parcels 6B, 9D, 9D1, 9E


STAFF:  Amy Arnold


Ms. Joseph pointed out that the applicant for SP-2006-037, Camp Watermarks Amendment are requesting indefinite deferral.


Mr. Cilimberg pointed out that the need for the deferral had arisen initially from not notifying a particular property that was abutting this proposal of the requested special use permit amendment.  It ended up being the Railroad CSX property that runs across the southern edge of this property that was not notified.  To make sure staff meets all of the legal requirements the deferral is being requested.  Based on the timing to get a new ad in the newspaper and get letters out staff suggested that the Commission defer to a specific date such as February 6.


Ms. Joseph opened the public hearing and asked if the there was any one present to speak in regards to this request.  There being none, the public hearing was closed and the matter before the Commission.


Motion: Mr. Edgerton moved, Mr. Morris seconded, to defer SP-2006-037, Camp Watermarks Amendment, to February 6, 2007.


The motion passed by a vote of 7:0. 


Ms. Joseph stated that SP-2006-037, Camp Watermarks Amendment, was deferred to February 6, 2007.



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