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CAROLINE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
The Caroline County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Services Center Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, to consider the following requests:
2030 Comprehensive Plan Amendment: An amendment to Chapter 8 (Land Use), Appendix B Carmel Church Community Planning Area and the Future Land Use Map of the County of Caroline, Virginia, 2030 Comprehensive Plan to; 1) designate Carmel Church Station as an Urban Development Area, 2) to define and establish Planned Innovation, Research and Technology Development areas within the community planning area, 3) Amend the Land Use Plan and Map to establish and identify that area generally north of Route 658 (Jericho Road) between Route 657 (Telegraph Road) to Route 720 (Tate Road), south of Route 658 (Jericho Road) from Route 689 (Oxford Road) to Route 601 (Hewlett Road) east of Route 601 (Hewlett Road) to the North Anna River, north of the North Anna to Route 689 (Oxford Road), and that area generally east of Route 207 and the CSX Railroad, south of Polecat Creek, west of the electrical transmission lines and north of Reedy Creek as an area for Planned Innovation, Research and Technology Development areas, including any public water and sewer extensions necessary to serve such areas, consistent with Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia
Carmel Church Station Urban Development Area (UDA) Designation
Those areas designated as Planned Mixed Use (Village Core) in the Carmel Church Community Plan (Appendix B) shall be designated as the Carmel Church Urban Development Area (UDA) as required by Section 15.2-2223.1 of the Code of Virginia. The UDA will serve as a focal point for growth over the next 10-20 years. Development within the UDA will be compact and designed to accommodate pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Traditional neighborhood design and conservation design principles will be featured along with a full complement of services and amenities. Provision for transit facilities or stops will also be featured. The Carmel Church UDA land use category can accommodate the following densities: four single-family residences, six townhouses, or twelve apartments, condominium units, or cooperative units per developable acre, and a floor area ratio of at least 0.40 per developable acre for commercial development or any proportional combination thereof. The design standards in the UDA shall incorporate principles of new urbanism and traditional neighborhood development. The designated Urban Development Area is shown on the 2030 Future Land Use Map for Carmel Church on page 8-19.
Caroline County’s vision for the Urban Growth Area is one of connected, self-sustaining communities that offer a mix of residential, commercial, and employment uses; a full complement of public services and facilities; amenities that support a high quality of life; and design that complements the County’s surrounding rural area, incorporating cluster development, conservation design and Traditional Neighborhood Design. Incentives are the primary mechanism for directing growth toward the Urban Growth Areas. Incentives may include the following concepts:
i. Fast track permitting and plan review
ii. Reduced application fees
iii. Density bonuses
Each of these potential initiatives can create incentives for the type and pattern of development called for in this Comprehensive Plan. By reducing review timelines and application fees, and increasing revenue potential through density bonuses for locating within target areas, incentives can help implement the County’s vision through the normal development process. By offering such incentives only within Urban Growth Area(s), the feasibility of these areas for attracting future growth is increased, thereby enabling the County to meet established goals of reducing public costs and service needs while accommodating future population growth in a planned manner within Designated Growth Area(s).
RZ-06-2022 – Caroline 527, LLC; Mt. Airy One, LLC; Mt. Airy Farm Two, Owner; VALCO Caroline County, LLC, Applicant: Request a Rezoning from Rural Preservation (density of 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres of land) to Planned Industrial Park (no specified density), on tax map nos. 80-A-43; 80-A-44; 81-A-109A; 80-2-A, consisting of 855 acres, more or less. This property is located at the end of Route 700 (Mt Airy Road) approximately one-half mile southwest of the intersection with Route 658 (Jericho Road), Ruther Glen, Reedy Church Voting District. Proposed Use: Master Planned Technology Park. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this area as being Rural Preservation. A proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment would designate this area as Planned Innovation, Research and Technology Development.
SPEX-01-2023 – RADA, LLC, Owner; Fearnought Properties, LLC, Owner / RADA, LLC (Robert & Ada Caruthers), Applicant: Request a Special Exception Permit in accordance with Article XVII, Section 13 (Standards for Special Use Permits) and Article IV (Rural Preservation), Section 5.23 of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance on tax map #72-A-2A consisting of 9.75 acres and a portion of tax map #72-A-2 consisting of 4.5 acres, more or less. This property is located at 18204 Sparta Road, Milford, Virginia, Bowling Green Voting District. Proposed Use: Special Events Facility. The 2030 Comprehensive Plan designates this area as Agricultural Preservation.
TXT-01-2023 - An ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, Virginia, by amending Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, Section 24, by adding Section 2 - Floodplain Districts, to require the issuance of permits for development, and to provide conditions for variances to the terms of the ordinances.
TXT-03-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, Virginia by amending Article XV (Supplemental Regulations), Section 8 (Development Standards), to add Paragraph O. The purpose of this amendment is to establish development standards for a Special Events Facility.
TXT-04-2023 - An ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, Virginia, by amending Article XV, Supplemental Regulations, by repealing and replacing Section 1- Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area to amend language related to the Chesapeake Bay Program Review.
TXT-05-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, Virginia by repealing Article IV Rural Preservation, Section 5, Special Exception Uses with Board of Supervisor’s Approval, Paragraph 3 Sand and Gravel Extraction and Sales.
TXT-06-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County, Virginia by repealing Article X M-1 Industrial, Section 3 Uses Permitted by Special Exception, Paragraph 3 Crushed Stone Operations and Paragraph 5 Sand and Gravel Operations.
TXT-07-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article II, Definitions to add a definition for “Electric Vehicle Charging Station”.
TXT-08-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article IX, B-1 Business, Section 2, Uses Permitted by Right, to add paragraph 34 “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” as a permitted use in the B-1 zoning district
TXT-09-2023 - An Ordinance to amend the Zoning Ordinance of Caroline County by Amending Article X, M-1 Industrial Section 2, Uses Permitted by Right, to add paragraph 33 “Electric Vehicle Charging Station” as a permitted use in the M-1 zoning district.
Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above are hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above applications are on file in the Department of Planning & Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427.
The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet via YouTube channel Caroline County Virginia Government at the following link:
Michael A. Finchum
Director of Planning & Community Development