Public Hearings

CAROLINE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING

The Caroline County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 26, 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.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet via YouTube channel Caroline County Virginia Government at the following link:


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPjBwPjQnTZdfcy5ySZcqAg/live


Michael A. Finchum

Director of Planning & Community Development