August 27, 2009


Hillary Cook DVM

3276 Fox Mtn Road

Crozet VA 22932


RE:       SP2008-00009 Animal Wellness Center – Hillary Cook

            Tax Map 056A2, Section 01, Parcel 7


Dear Ms. Cook:


The Albemarle County Planning Commission, at its meeting on August 18, 2009, by a vote of 7:0 recommended approval of the above-noted petition to the Board of Supervisors.


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


  1. Development of the use shall be in accord with the concept plan, entitled “Animal Wellness” prepared by TCS Engineering Co., LLC and last revised July 14, 2009, as determined by the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator.  To be in conformity with the plan, development shall reflect the following elements only and all other elements of the plan may be modified during site plan review and approval: entrance relocation, general location of parking areas, and outside area for walking animals. Minor modifications to the plan which do not conflict with the elements above may be made to ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.
  2. This special use permit applies to the existing building and any new buildings for the veterinary use will require a new special use permit.
  3. No overnight boarding use, other than for those animals under medical care shall take place at the veterinary hospital.
  4. The building shall be sound-proofed in accordance with Section 5.1.11(b) and air-conditioned.
  5. No outdoor exercise area shall be permitted. However, walking of animals is permitted and shall be separated from access by the public and limited to the area behind the building as identified in Attachment D.
  6. Use shall not commence until the building is served by public sewer.


Request for modification of Section 5.1.11.b-Approval

          By a vote of 7:0, the Planning Commission approved the modification of the minimum 200 foot setback requirements with the condition that additional soundproofing around the existing windows be provided or for new windows they provide for adequate sound dampening. (Condition #4 above)


Waiver to allow alternative location of parking area-Approval

         By a vote of 7:0, the Planning Commission approved the waiver to allow alternative location of parking area, provided that the parking is screened in accordance with the DCD requirements and recommendations of the ARB.


Please be advised that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will review this petition and receive public comment at their meeting on September 9, 2009.


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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.






Rebecca Ragsdale

Senior Planner

Planning Division