April 15, 2008


Stonehaus Development

c/o Frank Stoner

PO Box 6786

Charlottesville, VA 22906


RE:       ZMA 2006-008 Berkmar Business Park

            Tax Map 45, Parcels 112 and 112E


Dear Mr. Stoner:


On April 1, 2008, the Albemarle County Planning Commission, by a vote of 5:2, approved a motion to recommend denial of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors. This recommendation of denial was based on the following staff recommendations:


  1. Appropriate proffers for constructing the connector road. 
  2. Resolution of the stormwater management approach since the applicant wishes to modify and use the regional pond that is currently maintained by the County.
  3. Provision for spatial enclosure along Berkmar Drive.
  4. Off-site easements for grading and construction of the connector road (Applicant provided letter to staff agreeing to off-site easements immediately prior to the hearing). 
  5. A commitment for no more than 25% retail uses for the development.
  6. A greater commitment to landscaping and tree planting in the Code of Development to deal with loss of trees identified on the Open Space Plan.
  7. Information on special conditions for Tier III wireless facilities and commercial recreational establishments or removal of these uses from the proposal.
  8. Information on how the amenities for a significant residential use would be provided where buildings are shown on the General Development Plan.
  9. Provision of a conceptual grading plan which works with the connector road as well as with any option constructed that conforms to the General Development Plan.
  10. Provision for a higher level of stormwater management and erosion and sediment control.
  11. Provision of standard language for cash proffers for off-site impacts.
  12. Provision of commitment for bus shelter for transit. 
  13. A number of other small technical changes are needed to the Code of Development, General Development Plan, the Context Map showing Option 1 from Rezoning Narrative dated 2/18/08, and the Project Narrative.



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Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on June 4, 2008. It is the Board of Supervisorís preference that a public hearing not be advertised until all of the final materials for a zoning application have been received by the County and are available for public review.  Therefore any new or additional information regarding your application, including final proffers if applicable, must be submitted to our office at least twenty-three (23) days prior to your scheduled hearing date, which is May 12, 2008.


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 Echols, ACIP

Principal Planner

Planning Division