Take notice that the Board of Supervisors of Chesterfield County, Virginia, at an adjourned meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the County Public Meeting Room at the Chesterfield Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Virginia, will hold a public hearing where persons may appear and present their views concerning:
An ordinance to amend the Code of the County of Chesterfield, 1997, as amended, by amending and reenacting Sections 19.1-53 & 19.1-378 of the Zoning Ordinance relating to Route 1 Residential Overlay. The amendment would provide, among other things, that along the frontage of Jefferson Davis Highway (JDH) north of Osborne Road, multifamily and townhouse dwelling units may be permitted as additional uses subject to certain restrictions in C-3 (Community Business) and C-5 (General Business) zoning districts where the property is designated on the comprehensive plan for Neighborhood Business, Community Business, Suburban Residential II, Residential Mixed Use or Community Mixed Use. Among the restrictions for projects qualifying for these additional multifamily or townhouse uses are that: commercial uses are limited to those permitted in the C-2 (Neighborhood Business) districts excluding automobile accessory store, automobile rental, automobile self service station and automobile self service station unmanned; multifamily units are within 500 feet of JDH; project has minimum of 100 feet of contiguous frontage along JDH; project acres is a maximum 10 acres and a minimum of 3 acres, provided that multifamily may be permitted in projects of 1.5 acres where project is at intersection of JDH and a local road; multifamily units are developed at a minimum density of 15 dwelling units per acre and townhouses at 10 dwelling units per acre; recreational area be provided for townhouse residents and that such area be a minimum of 10 percent of project area; recreational area be provided for multifamily residents and such area be a minimum of 50 square feet per dwelling unit that may include up to 50% of such area in rooftop garden space where commonly accessible; buildings and projects meet the Northern Jefferson Davis Highway Design District (NJDHDD) standards with exception that storefront windows not be required for townhouse units; the first floor of building having multifamily or townhouse use employ masonry at least to top of first floor on all facades visible from a road; height of buildings having townhouse units be a maximum of 4 stories or 50 feet and that height of buildings having multifamily units be minimum of 3 stories and maximum of 6 stories, except that any building having a townhouse or multifamily use within 100 feet of a R (Residential) or MH (Manufactured Home) districts may not exceed 3 stories or 40 feet; first floor of buildings having multifamily units which fronts JDH provide flexibility for commercial use to include meeting applicable commercial building code requirements, be on grade with road and have minimum 12 foot ceiling height or as applicable by commercial code; views of parking areas are minimized from public rights of way and/or single family residential properties via a building landscaping, architectural walls and/or decorative fencing; views of alleys serving townhouse use shall be minimized from roads and private pavement, other than alleys, with a wall comparable in material and design to townhouses, maintenance-free fence, or building design and provide that other fencing in project be a decorative maintenance free materials excluding wood or chain link; require townhouses having garages be rear loaded and access via private pavement and have garage doors that do not face roads or parking open to the public; where located adjacent to an occupied C or I property outside of project, buffer is provided between use and the adjacent property as required between the applicable C or I district and a R-MF zoning district; at least 50 percent of multifamily residential units located above ground floor have usable balcony consisting of a minimum area of 5 feet by 8 feet; buildings are designed to impart harmonious proportions and avoid monotonous facades or large bulky masses. Buildings containing townhouse or multifamily units shall possess architectural variety while at the same time have an overall cohesive urban character. Building design elements such as, but not limited to, balconies, terraces, articulation of doors and windows, sculptural or textural relief of facades, architectural ornamentation, varied rooflines, other appurtenances such as lighting fixtures and plantings may be used to achieve desired design. Please note that the Board of Supervisors may increase or decrease the distances, percentages, sizes and the numerical measurements and standards set forth in the proposed ordinance amendments as determined to be appropriate.
A copy of the full text of the ordinance is on file in the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator’s Office, Room 504, 9901 Lori Road, Chesterfield County, Virginia and may be examined by all interested persons between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If further information is desired, please contact Mr. Ray Cash, Director of Community Enhancement, at 748-1049, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The hearing is held at a public facility designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Any persons with questions on the accessibility of the facility or the need for reasonable accommodations should contact Janice Blakley, Clerk to the Board, at 748-1200. Persons needing interpreter services for the deaf must notify the Clerk to the Board no later than October 18, 2019.