Note that it still needs to go to the Board of Supervisors.
Sean Tubbs at Charlottesville Tomorrow reports: (read the whole thing) ((bolding mine))
The Albemarle County Planning Commission has recommended adoption of a proposal to rezone land within the boundaries of the Crozet Master Plan. The development also would add to the area’s transportation network.
Only one person spoke during the public hearing and he said he was uncertain about the future roadways.
“Most of the roads that were described as being built were described as ‘hopefully, they will be completed one day,’” said Parkside Village resident Phil Kirby. “They really don’t mean much to the residents if they’re not done.”
“I think it’s going to be important for us to reach agreement on what extent of completion there needs to be done in the concept plan before we review it,” Keller said. “It puts us in a difficult position if they are not complete.”
Firehock compared the development to nearby Adelaide, which was recommended by the commission only after details about unit types were locked down.
“I do not feel comfortable moving forward with the level of information we have,” Firehock said.
However, Commissioner Jennie More said she felt she could support this rezoning because Riverbend is developing several of the adjacent properties.
Update: a few additional thoughts/quote pulls:
From the Adelaide conversation the other day (bolding mine)
“Our land-use plans are not matching up to our zoning expectations,” he said “I think that creates a lot of dysfunction in how we go about doing our planning. It sets poor expectations for what is to come.”
Sheffield said he would be in support of Crozet rewriting its Master Plan for lower density and proactively changing the zoning accordingly.
Another supervisor whose district contains large portions of U.S. 250 dealt the final blow to the evening’s review of the proposal.
“I think this project is a beautiful project,” said Liz Palmer. “I’m not worried about the schools. What I’m worried about is safety on that road. I can’t support a development with this kind of density in that spot.”
But in Foothills
At least half of the homes would be single-family homes and at least 10 percent would be townhouses. However, the exact mix of units is not yet known.
Maybe I’m missing something, but this seems inconsistent.