CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
PLANNING COMMISSION PRE MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008 -- 4:30 P.M.
NDS CONFERENCE ROOM
Planning Commissioners present
Ms Cheri Lewis
Ms. Genevieve Keller
Mr. Bill Lucy (Chairman)
Mr. Michael Osteen
Mr. Jim Tolbert, AICP, Director NDS
Mr. Richard Harris, Deputy City Attorney
Ms. Missy Creasy, AICP, Planning Manager
Mr. Nick Rogers, Neighborhood Planner
Ms. Ebony Walden, Neighborhood Planner
The meeting began at 4:30pm.
There was a discussion on the Paton Street sidewalk waiver to understand the proposal Mr. Farruggio had emailed earlier in the day.
The discussion then moved to the Davis Avenue application. Mr. Lucy asked what could be done if they did not receive a waiver. It was noted that one single family home could be established. He also asked if it would be possible to discuss road width and driveways. It was noted that discussion needs to center on steep slope criteria.
Ms. Lewis asked how the donation of the land to the city benefits and mitigates the application. Mr. Rogers noted that most of the natural slope is located here and the applicant has attempted to keep the majority of the slope areas in the rear of the proposed lots. They have shown the worst case scenario for land disturbance.
Ms. Lewis asked if the applicant could be bound to these plans. It was noted that this could occur but the applicant has not engineered the storm water plan and would like some flexibility. They have 3 concepts that staff feels could work.
Mr. Lucy asked if the proposal was by right or a PUD. It was noted that a PUD would allow for different lot sizes and road widths.
Discussion continued on the storm water alternatives and the concern with the concept that pipes water to the off site location and the amount of trees that would be impacted.
The meeting ended at 5:20pm.