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File #: 21-167    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action Items
File created: 1/9/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/3/2021 Final action:
Title: Non-Arterial Entrance Corridors
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Entrance Corridor Arterials Map, 2. Att.B - ARB 1-04-2021 Action Memo, 3. Att.C - 5th and Avon CAC Minutes 12-19-2109, 4. Att.D - Mosby Mountain Community Assoc. Letter, 5. Att.E - Functional Classification and Arterials, 6. Att.F - Entrance Corridors Arterials Options Table, 7. Att.G - Resolution of Intent
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AGENDA DATE: 2/3/2021

Non-Arterial Entrance Corridors

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Provide direction on alternatives for non-arterial Entrance Corridors

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Herrick, Filardo, McCulley, Rapp, Maliszewski

PRESENTER (S): Margaret Maliszewski


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Virginia Code ? 15.2-2306 allows localities to establish Entrance Corridor Overlay Districts along streets or highways that are significant routes of tourist access and that are classified as arterial streets or highways by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Albemarle County established an Entrance Corridor Overlay District in 1990. Some of the streets designated as Entrance Corridors at that time do not meet the arterial requirement (as shown in a map in Attachment A). This was brought to the Board of Supervisors at their February 7, 2018 meeting, at which time the Board directed staff to explore options for the roads and road segments that did not meet the arterial requirement.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Mission: To enhance the well-being and quality of life for all citizens through the provision of the highest level of public service consistent with the prudent use of public funds.

DISCUSSION: Staff has evaluated various characteristics of the non-arterial Entrance Corridors, including traffic volumes, function of the roadway, scenic value, historic value, number of Architectural Review Board (ARB) applications reviewed, likelihood of additional ARB applications to be received, previous scenic highway designation, and Comprehensive Plan recommendations. The topic has been discussed preliminarily with VDOT and with the ARB and the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee, and a letter on the subject was received from the Mosby Mountain Community Association during early stages of this effort (available in Attachments B, C and D). The result of thi...

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