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File #: ORD. 2019-174    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 5/14/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/22/2019
Title: To rezone certain properties in the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan area along North Lombardy Street between Brook Road and Chamberlayne Avenue; West Graham Road between North Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue; Overbrook Road between North Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue; and Chamberlayne Avenue from the 2300 block to the 2900 block.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2019-174, 2. Staff Report, 3. VUU Plan Phase I Rezoning Summary 4-4-2019

Title

To rezone certain properties in the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan area along North Lombardy Street between Brook Road and Chamberlayne Avenue; West Graham Road between North Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue; Overbrook Road between North Lombardy Street and Chamberlayne Avenue; and Chamberlayne Avenue from the 2300 block to the 2900 block.

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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

                     § 1.                     That, as shown on the map entitled “VUU/Chamberlayne Plan Implementation, Phase I: Lombardy Area Rezoning,” prepared by the Department of Planning and Development Review, and dated May 6, 2019, a copy of which is attached to, incorporated into, and made a part of this ordinance, the following properties, with tax parcel numbers as shown in the 2019 records of the City Assessor, are excluded from the B-2 Community Business District and shall no longer be subject to the provisions of sections 30-436.1 through 30-436.5 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, and that the same are included in the UB-2 Urban Business District and shall be subject to the provisions of sections 30-433.10 through 30-433.17 and all other applicable provisions of Chapter 30 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended:

2600 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/009

2601 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0634/022

2602 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/008

2602 A Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/005

2607 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0634/018

2612 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/044

2614 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/003

2616 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/002

2618 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/001

2700 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/006

2702 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/005

2704 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/004

2706 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/003                     

2707 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/031

2709 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/033

2712 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/001

2713 Chamberlayne Avenue                      Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/035

2715 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/036                     

2717 Chamberlayne Avenue                      Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/037

2719 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0691/038

2724 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0761/001

2900 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0864/014

2901 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0866/018

2902 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0864/013

2904 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0864/012

2905 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0866/020

2906 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0864/011

2908 Chamberlayne Avenue                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0864/010

821 Edgehill Road                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0634/019

2530 North Lombardy Street                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/014

2532 North Lombardy Street                      Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/013

2534 North Lombardy Street                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/012                     

2536 North Lombardy Street                     Tax Parcel No.                     N000-0690/011                     

                     

§ 2.                      That, as shown on the map entitled “VUU/Chamberlayne Plan Implementation, Phase I: Lombardy Area Rezoning,” prepared by the Department of Planning and Development Review, and dated May 6, 2019, a copy of which is attached to, incorporated into, and made a   part of this ordinance, the following properties, with tax parcel numbers as shown in the 2019 records of the City Assessor, are excluded from the B-3 General Business District and shall no longer be subject to the provisions of sections 30-438.1 through 30-438.5 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, and that the same are included in the UB-2 Urban Business District and shall be subject to the provisions of sections 30-433.10 through 30-433.17 and all other applicable provisions of Chapter 30 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended:

2203 Brook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0628/019

2301 Brook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0684/022

2302 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/009

2306 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/005

2308 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/001

2403 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0632/012

2405 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0632/014

2406 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/004

2416 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/003

2420 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/001

2421 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0632/017

2425 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0632/018

2500 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0688/009

2503 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/020

2509 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/023

2510 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0688/007

2511 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/024

2512 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0688/005

2513 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/025

2517 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/027

2519 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/028

2523 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/029

2526 Chamberlayne Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0688/001

2131 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0682/001

2215 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0628/030

2300 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0684/019

2306 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0684/014

2308 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0684/012

2309 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/027

2311 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/029

2315 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/038

2400 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/015

2402 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/013

2404 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/011

2406 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/010

2410 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/009

2412 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/007

2423 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/016

2500 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0690/022

2509 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0688/013

2510 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0690/019

2516 North Lombardy Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0690/016

2404 Northumberland Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0684/010

814 Overbrook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0633/018

1007 Overbrook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/039

1009 Overbrook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/038

1011 Overbrook Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/035

2414 Seminary Avenue

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0752/002

1006 West Graham Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0687/009

1009 West Graham Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/048

1009 West Graham Road Unit 1

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/049

1009 West Graham Road Unit 2

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/050

1009 West Graham Road Unit 3

 Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/051

1009 West Graham Road Unit 4

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/052

1009 West Graham Road Unit 5

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/053

1009 West Graham Road Unit 6

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/054

1009 West Graham Road Unit 7

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/055

1009 West Graham Road Unit 8

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/056

1009 West Graham Road Unit 9

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/057

1009 West Graham Road Unit 10

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/058

1009 West Graham Road Unit 11

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/059

1009 West Graham Road Unit 12

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/060

1009 West Graham Road Unit 13

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/061

1009 West Graham Road Unit 14

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/062

1009 West Graham Road Unit 15

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/063

1009 West Graham Road Unit 16

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/064

1009 West Graham Road Unit 17

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/065

1009 West Graham Road Unit 18

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/066

1009 West Graham Road Unit 19

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/067

1015 West Graham Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/045

1019 West Graham Road

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/042

1002 Wickham Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0629/010

1151 Wickham Street

Tax Parcel No.

N000-0628/032

 

 

 

§ 3.                     This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon adoption.

 

 

 

 

 

O & R Request

DATE:                     May 28, 2019                                                                                                                                                   EDITION:                     1

 

TO:                     The Honorable Members of City Council

 

THROUGH:                     The Honorable Levar M. Stoney, Mayor (Patron: Mayor, by Request)

                     (This is no way reflects a recommendation on behalf of the Mayor.)

 

THROUGH:                     Selena Cuffee-Glenn, Chief Administrative Officer

 

THROUGH:                     Sharon L. Ebert, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Planning

 

FROM:                     Mark A. Olinger, Director, Department of Planning and Development Review                     

 

RE: Request to amend the Official Zoning Map for the purpose of rezoning certain properties in the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan area along both sides of: Lombardy St. between Brook Rd. and Chamberlayne Ave., Chamberlayne Ave. between the 2300 and 2900 blocks, Graham Ave. between Lombardy St. and Chamberlayne Ave., and Overbrook Rd. between Lombardy St. and Chamberlayne Ave.

 

ORD. OR RES. No.                                          

 

 

PURPOSE:  To amend the official zoning map for the purpose of creating a neighborhood center at the heart of the VUU/Chamberlayne Plan area, the key recommendation of the Plan.

 

 

REASON:  This rezoning will be the first phase of implementation of the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan, an adopted amendment of the City of Richmond Master Plan.  The rezoning will lay the framework for creating a walkable neighborhood center, as recommended by the plan.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  In accordance with the requirements of the City Charter and the Zoning Ordinance, the City Planning Commission will review this request and make a recommendation to City Council.  This item will be scheduled for consideration by the Commission at its July 1, 2019, meeting; to be forwarded to City Council at its July 22, 2019 meeting.  A letter outlining the Commission’s recommendation will be forwarded to City Council following that meeting.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

These amendments arise out of the recommendations of the adopted VUU/Chamberlayne Plan.  The Plan was formed with input from a steering committee made up of representatives from both the Edgehill Civic Association and the Chamberlayne Court Civic Association, as well as representatives of Virginia Union University, Pfizer, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and the Richmond Association of Realtors, along with multiple small business owners in the area.

 

The steering committee identified Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities of the study area.  The primary Weaknesses were “lack of neighborhood and retail services”, “too many storage and auto uses in critical locations”, “corrosion of streetscapes and inconsistent sidewalks”, “too many parking lots, not enough green space”, and “old motels and nuisance uses”.  The primary Opportunities were: “create a neighborhood and college town center on Lombardy”, “attract shops, restaurants, and community services”, “build more housing” and “improve appearance and usefulness of streets”.

 

Changing the zoning designation to UB-2, as recommended by The Plan, will guide new development to fit the character of the neighborhood center, eventually turning Lombardy Street into the walkable neighborhood retail center envisioned. 

 

Master Plan

The VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan is an adopted amendment to the official Master Plan. Rezoning will fulfill the first phase of Plan implementation.  The VUU/Chamberlayne Plan future land use map and recommendations will be incorporated into Richmond 300, the City Master Plan update currently underway.

 

Existing and Proposed Zoning

Staff has completed a thorough analysis of the specifics of each zoning district and has concluded that the UB-2 Urban Business District, as recommended by The Plan, will achieve the land use goals of The Plan.

UB-2 differs from B-3 and B-2 in that it does not allow auto-service centers, auto sales, motor fuels dispensing and other uses typical of B-3 and B-2.  UB-2 has no required front yard setback and new buildings must be a minimum of two stories and a maximum of three stories (four if adjacent lot has four stories, which is not applicable to this area). Parking lots may not be located between a main building and the right-of-way, and must be screened.  Driveways from streets are not allowed if alley access is available.  All new development over 1,000 square feet is required to undergo a Plan of Development review.

 

Public Engagement and Information Sharing

PDR staff presented the rezoning concept to the Edgehill/Chamberlayne Court Civic Association March 26th, 2019.  Postcards with the dates of two public open houses about the rezoning were sent to each owner of an affected property.  The two open houses were held at the Fourth Police Precinct: Tuesday, April 23rd from 5 to 7pm and Thursday, April 25th from 11am to 1pm.  PDR staff presented the topic of rezoning at the Third District meeting on April 25th and the Battery Park Civic Association meeting April 9th.  A summary document (see attached) was created and widely circulated, including by RVA News.  Richmond Bizsense wrote an article and quoted PDR staff about the rezoning on April 3.

 

Public response to the rezoning has been overwhelmingly positive, and multiple property and business owners have asked PDR staff to proceed with the other Plan recommended rezonings as soon as possible.

 

Staff will continue to keep in touch with the Edgehill/Chamberlayne Court Civic Association as the process moves forward and will notify all open house attendees of the dates of public hearings.

 

Attached Summary Document

In order to convey the ideas and reasoning behind this rezoning process clearly and thoroughly, staff created a summary document complete with explanatory text, photos of the rezoning area, maps of existing and proposed zoning, exact zoning changes, and explanation of each recommendation.  Please see attached summary for further details.

 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT / COST:  There is no cost to the City of Richmond to implement this rezoning.  PDR staff expects that the overall fiscal impact to the city will be positive.

 

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  The Department Planning and Development Review does not anticipate any fiscal implications from this proposal.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENT NECESSARY:  None

 

REVENUE TO CITY:  Positive revenue is expected from tax revenue due to increased development.

 

DESIRED EFFECTIVE DATE:  Upon adoption

 

REQUESTED INTRODUCTION DATE:  June 24, 2019

 

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING DATE:  July 22, 2019

 

REQUESTED AGENDA:  Consent

 

RECOMMENDED COUNCIL COMMITTEE:  None

 

CONSIDERATION BY OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES:  City Planning

Commission, July 1, 2019

 

AFFECTED AGENCIES:                       Office of Chief Administrative Officer

                                                                                    Law Department (for review of draft ordinance)

Planning and Development Review

 

 

RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTING ORD. OR RES.:  ORD. 2016-002, the adoption of the VUU/Chamberlayne Neighborhood Plan

 

REQUIRED CHANGES TO WORK PROGRAM(S):  N/A

 

ATTACHMENTS:  Draft Ordinance, Summary Document

 

STAFF:                                           Anne W. Darby, AICP, Planner III, Zoning Specialist

                                                               Planning and Development Review

                                                               646-5648