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File #: 21-201    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 2/5/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/15/2021 Final action:
Title: Maintenance Agreement for Brookhill Pedestrian Tunnel
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Brookhill Resolution, 2. Att.B - Brookhill/VDOT Agreement, 3. Att.C - Brookhill/Developer Agreement
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AGENDA DATE: 9/15/2021

Maintenance Agreement for Brookhill Pedestrian Tunnel

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Authorize the County Executive to sign agreements with VDOT and the developer of Brookhill for maintenance of a pedestrian underpass beneath a VDOT-maintained road.

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Filardo, Rapp, McDermott

PRESENTER (S): Kevin McDermott


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: In November 2016, the Board approved ZMA201500007, a Zoning Map Amendment known as "Brookhill". As part of this rezoning, the Application Plan obligates the property owner to construct a pedestrian underpass that connects a public trail within the development as it passes under Polo Grounds Road. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) does not routinely maintain pedestrian underpasses and requires the County to enter into an agreement to assure the County will maintain the underpass before VDOT will consider the roadway as part of the Secondary Street System. In order to assure that any significant maintenance costs related to this pedestrian tunnel are not borne by the County, the developer has agreed to accept responsibility for the costs of major repairs or replacement of the tunnel in the event they become necessary. This action is to authorize the County Executive to sign agreements on behalf of the County that would pass through the maintenance responsibility to the party ultimately responsible.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Thriving Development Areas - Attract quality employment, commercial, and high-density residential uses into development areas by providing services and infrastructure that encourage redevelopment and private investment while protecting the quality of neighborhoods.

DISCUSSION: This property is located in the central part of the Places 29 Development Area, just north of the South Fork of the Rivanna River. Polo Grounds Road runs adjacent to...

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