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COUNCIL CHAMBER - April 4, 2005 <br /> <br /> Council met in regular session on this date with the following members present: <br />Mr. Caravati, Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Schilling. Absent: Dr. Brown. <br /> <br />AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Fair Housing Month; Crime Victims Rights Week <br /> <br /> Mr. Lynch acknowledged the proclamations for Fair Housing Month and Crime <br />Victims Rights Week. <br /> <br />PUBLIC <br /> <br /> Ms. Cindy Ventrillo, 2699 Barracks Road, said she would like to have recycling <br />bins on the downtown mall. She said she understands that there were problems with this <br />in the past, but asked that the idea be discussed. <br /> <br /> Mr. Evan Feinman, 111 Kent Terrace, U. Va. Student Council liaison, presented a <br />letter from the Student Council Safety and Wellness Committee expressing concerns over <br />the increase in violent crimes near or on-grounds. They asked that Council allow safety <br />walks off grounds with recommendations to follow about how best to improve the safety <br />and lighting. <br /> <br /> Ms. Kathleen Glenn, representing the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing <br />Authority, said that the need for $20 million in public housing site improvements has <br />been identified. She said CRHA has a plan that includes $12 million in improvements, <br />and asked that the CDBG funds that were applied for, but not recommended, be <br />allocated. <br /> <br />CONSENT AGENDA <br /> <br /> Mr. O'Connell said that there was an error in the height of the building on <br />Monroe Lane, and the resolution needs to be amended to reflect a height of 70 feet rather <br />than 78 feet. <br /> <br /> On motion by Ms. Hamilton, seconded by Mr. Caravati, the following consent <br />agenda items were approved, with the resolution on Monroe Lane changed to a height of <br />70 feet, by the following vote. Ayes: Mr. Caravati, Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Lynch, Mr. <br />Schilling. Noes: None. Absent: Dr. Brown. <br /> <br />a. Minutes of March 10, 12, 16 and 21 <br /> <br />b. APPROPRIATION: Reprogramming Community Development Block Grant <br /> Funds (carried over) <br /> <br />c. RESOLUTION: <br /> <br />Special Permit for Increased Density and Added Height at <br />416-428 Monroe Lane <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, Piedmont Hospital LLC ("Applicant") has requested a special use <br />permit with respect to property identified on City Tax Map 11 as Parcel 117 (416-428 <br />Monroe Lane), consisting of approximately 0.951 acres ("Subject Property"), to <br />authorize: (i) additional residential density, up to a total of 87 dwelling units per acre, <br />pursuant to {}34-420; (ii)reduction of several yard regulations, pursuant to {}34-162; and <br />(iii) additional building height, pursuant to {}34-353(b)(5); and <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Subject Property is zoned "R-UHD" (University High Density <br />District), where, pursuant to {}34-420 of the City Code, residential density of 65-87 <br />dwelling units per acre is allowed only by Special Use Permit, and building height of <br />more than 60 feet (measured as specified in {}34-1100(a)) is allowed only by Special Use <br />Permit; and <br /> <br /> <br />