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Public Hearing Notice - Planning Commission

Date: March 6, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: O. Marvin Sowers, Jr., JCC Director of Planning

Phone: (757) 253-6685
Fax: planning@james-city.va.us

 

The Planning Commission of James City County, Virginia, will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 6, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the County Government Center Board Room, 101-F Mounts Bay Road, James City County, Virginia, to consider the following:

 

Case No. SUP-2-06 - Busch Gardens-New France Major Attraction

 

LandMark Design Group has applied, on behalf of Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, for approval of a Special Use Permit for a new major attraction in the New France section of the Busch Gardens, Williamsburg theme park located at 7851 Pocahontas Trail.  The parcel is further identified as Parcel No. (1-9) on  James County Real Estate Tax Map No. (51-4).

 

Case No. SUP-1-06 Centerville Road Tower Relocation

 

Mr. John Abernathy has applied for a Special Use Permit on the parcels located at 4338 and 4346 Centerville Road, which are currently zoned A-1, General Agriculture, in order to relocate the existing 400 foot tall WMBG radio tower on Monticello Avenue. The properties are also known as Parcel Nos. (1-31) and (1-32) on the James County Real Estate Tax Map No. (36-2). The parcels are designated Low Density Residential by the James City County Comprehensive Plan. Recommended uses for Low Density Residential land include very limited commercial establishments, churches, single family homes, duplexes, and cluster housing with a recommended gross density of 1 unit per acre up to 4 units per acre in developments that offer particular public benefits.

 

Case No. AFD-1-98. Barrett’s Ferry AFD - 2006 Renewal

 

Renewal of the existing 198.9-acre Barrett’s Ferry Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD) for eight years.  Last reviewed in 2002, the District must now be reviewed for continuance of the AFD.  The single-parcel District is generally located between Route 5 and the Chickahominy River, bounded on the east and west by the Governors Land and Barrett’s Ferry subdivisions.  The property is further identified as Parcel No. (1-3) on James County Real Estate Tax Map No. (43-2). The district includes all the land on the above property with the exception of all land within 50 feet of the road right-of-way of John Tyler Highway (Route 5) to allow for possible road improvements.  The property is zoned A-1, General Agricultural, and designated Rural Lands and Conservation Area on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map. Since this district has dropped below the required 200 acre minimum, the land in this district will be continued under AFD-9-86. Gordon Creek.

 

CASE NO. SUP-3-06 Zion Baptist Church

 

Mr. John Morman has applied on behalf of Zion Baptist Church for a special use permit to expand the existing church by approximately 5,900 square feet.  The site is zoned R-8, Rural Residential and is located at 6373 Richmond Road, at the intersection of Centerville and Richmond Roads.  The property is further identified as Parcel No. (1-47) on James County Real Estate Tax Map No. (24-3), and is designated Mixed Use on the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map.  Uses suggested by the Comprehensive Plan for this Mixed Use Area include public uses, commercial, office and limited industrial.

 

Case Nos. Z-6-05/MP-4-05.  Warhill Tract Proffer Amendment

 

James City County has applied to amend the proffers of the 164.71 acre Warhill Tract to modify the list of prohibited uses.  The properties are currently zoned PUD-R, Planned Unit Development - Residential, with proffers and PUD-C, Planned Unit Development - Commercial, with proffers. The properties are  located at 5700 Warhill Trail and 6450 Centerville Road and can be further identified as Parcel Nos. (1-12) and (1-13) on James City County Real Estate Tax Map No. (32-1). The Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map designates this site as Mixed Use.  Mixed Use areas are centers within the PSA where a broad spectrum of land uses are encouraged.  Consideration of development proposals in mixed use areas should focus on the development potential of a given area compared to the area’s infrastructure and the relation of the proposal to the existing and proposed mix of land uses and their development impacts.

 

Case No. Z-7-05 & MP-5-05.Jamestown Retreat

 

Mr. Vernon Geddy, III, has applied to rezone 16.5 acres at 1676 1678 Jamestown Road and 180 Red Oak Landing Road currently zoned LB, Limited Business, and R-2, General Residential, to R-5, Multifamily Residential.  The property is also known as Parcel Nos. (1-36), (1-37), and (1-39) on theJames City County Real Estate Tax Map No. (47-3). The applicant is proposing to consolidate three properties into one and proposes to redevelop the single property with five buildings containing a total of 48 condominiums for sale units at a density of 2.9 dwelling units per acre.  The site is designated for Low Density Residential development and Conservation Area by the James City County Comprehensive Plan. Recommended uses for Low Density Residential land include very limited commercial establishments, churches, single-family homes, duplexes, and cluster ho.sing with a recommended gross density of 1 unit per acre up to 4 units per acre in developments that offer particular public benefits. Examples of preferred land uses for Conservation Areas include fish and game preserves and parks. Please note that the applicant revised the application after the Planning Commission voted on it and the Board of Supervisors remanded this case back to the Planning Commission for reconsideration.

 

Case No. Z-19-05/SUP-32-05/MP-16-05. Jennings Way

 

Mr. Jay Epstein of Health-E Communities has applied to rezone 29.81 acres of land from R-2, General Residential and B-1, General Business to R-2, General Residential, with a Cluster Overlay and proffers and B-1, General Business, with proffers. The applicant proposes a development of 85 units, 75 single-family and 10 condominiums with a gross density of 2.85 units per acre. The property is located at 7375 and 7345 Richmond Road and is also know as Parcel Nos. (1-30) and (1-30A) on the James County Real Estate Tax Map No. (23-2). The site is shown on the 2003 Comprehensive Land Use Map as Low Density Residential. Recommended uses include very limited commercial establishments, single family homes, duplexes, and cluster housing with a recommended gross density of 1 unit per acre up to 4 units per acre in developments that offer particular public benefits.

 

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