The 15th anecdotal look at the Charlottesville Property Market by a longtime land use reporter
To begin, the answer to the question in the last line of this installment is Medium Intensity Residential.
Nearly five months have passed since the Charlottesville City Council adopted a new Future Land Use Map that grants additional residential density for every single lot in Charlottesville. The table has been set for a more dense Charlottesville, and the property market appear to reflects enthusiastic support of changes that for land designated Middle Intensity Residential.
A Charlotte, North Carolina company is seeking a special use permit to build a 119-unit in the 2000 block of Jefferson Park Avenue on 1.71 acres, though a bedroom count is not included in the materials. The permit is for additional density and height as well as reductions in parking requirements. Several existing structures would be demolished to make way for the new building. (pages 34 through page 500 of the packet deal with this item)
This item is on the agenda for the April 12, 2022 Charlottesville Planning Commission meeting but will likely be deferred, according to city planning staff.
“The most likely final outcome will be a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units,” reads the staff report. “Although it is true that comparable developments are located in this area (as it relates to density and height), these developments are located farther north on JPA.”
The five-member Greene County Board of Supervisors have a change of venue for their first meeting of April. They’ll meet at William Monroe High School in the Performing Arts Center with a hybrid option for anyone who wants to participate remotely. The closed session begins at 5:30 p.m. before opening up at 6:30 p.m. (meeting info)
On the agenda are two public hearings. In one of them, a developer is seeking a special use permit to allow for a major tourism destination on nearly 100 acres of agricultural land on Mutton Hollow Road. Specifically they want the Sojourner Glamping site have 144 units, a restaurant, a pool, a spa, and a meeting facility, according to the staff report.