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File #: 18-586    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/12/2018 Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Biscuit Run Park Master Plan
Attachments: 1. Att. A - Biscuit Run Master Plan Phasing Options
AGENDA DATE: 12/12/2018

Biscuit Run Park Master Plan

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Presentation and Public Comment of the Biscuit Run Master Plan and phasing

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Henry, Crickenberger, Smith, A.

PRESENTER (S): Bob Crickenberger, David Anhold

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Biscuit Run Park is located in Albemarle County just south of the City of Charlottesville. The Park consists of approximately 1,190 acres with frontage on Routes 20 and 631. The Commonwealth acquired the land from Forest Lodge LLC in December 2009 and on January 4, 2018, Albemarle County and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) signed a 99-year lease for the property.

The terms of the Deed of Lease and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are as follows:
* 80% to remain forested (960 acres)
* No more than 20% non-forested (240 acres)
* No more than 5% impervious surface
* All sensitive natural heritage resources will be protected
* Management concerns such as invasive species will be addressed

DCR recreational use restrictions:
* No golf course
* No permanent stadium seating

DCR Recommendations on:
* Equestrian use
* Mountain bikes
* Athletic community (soccer, etc.)
* Native plants

The lease agreement was designed to assure protection of the park's natural and cultural resources.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Engage Citizens: Successfully engage citizens so that local government reflects their valves and aspirations.

Natural Resources Stewardship: Thoughtfully protect and manage Albemarle County's ecosystems and natural resources in both the rural and development areas to safeguard the quality of life of current and future generations.

DISCUSSION: During the months following the execution of the Deed of Lease and MOU, a County Executive appointed Steering Committee and Project Design Team...

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