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File #: RES. 2022-R051    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 7/26/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/26/2022 Final action: 9/26/2022
Title: To reverse the decision of the Commission of Architectural Review striking from its docket and denying an application for a certificate of appropriateness to install new lights on the Vann Memorial Tower, located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in the city of Richmond, in the shape of the Virginia Union University emblem by fully approving such application. (3rd District)
Patrons: Ann-Frances Lambert, Vice President Robertson, Michael Jones, Andreas Addison, Katherine Jordan
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2022-R051, 2. 20220622 Commission of Architectural Review Response to VUU Appeal
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To reverse the decision of the Commission of Architectural Review striking from its docket and denying an application for a certificate of appropriateness to install new lights on the Vann Memorial Tower, located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in the city of Richmond, in the shape of the Virginia Union University emblem by fully approving such application. (3rd District)
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WHEREAS, on February 25, 2020, the Commission of Architectural Review denied an application identified as Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-069101-2020 for approval of the installation of new lights in the shape of the Virginia Union University emblem on the Vann Memorial Tower, located on the Virginia Union University campus at 1500 North Lombardy Street, hereinafter referred to as the "Tower," a portion of which is situated within the Belgian Building Old and Historic District (Lombardy Street and Brook Road); and
WHEREAS, on May 24, 2022, the Commission of Architectural Review struck from its docket and effectively denied a subsequent application identified as Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-111537-2022 for approval of the installation of new lights in the shape of the Virginia Union University emblem on the Tower; and
WHEREAS, on June 7, 2022, pursuant to section 30-930.8 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the owner of the Tower filed an appeal with the City Clerk asking that the Council reverse the Commission of Architectural Review's decision denying approval of the application identified as Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-111537-2022 to instead grant approval of Certificate of Appropriateness Application No. COA-111537-2022; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 30-930.8 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020), as amended, the Council may reverse or modify the decision appealed, in whole or in part, by resolution when it is satisfied that the decision of the Commission of Archit...

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