County Planning Commission
Deirdre Clark, Senior Planner
Preliminary Plat #PP02-CR-10, Shipe’s Ridge
applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide ±150.5 acres zoned RA (Rural Agricultural) into
three (3) residential lots and a residue parcel. The lots range in size from 2 acres to ±3 acres.
A companion administrative division will create an additional 3
lots from the residue parcel.
property is located on the south side of Elk Run Road (State Route 806),
between its intersection with Ensors Shop Road (State Route 637) and
its April 25, 2002 meeting, at the request of the applicant, the Planning
Commission postponed action on this application for 30 days to allow the
applicant time to make revisions to the preliminary plan and to respond to
outstanding concerns. At the
April Planning Commission meeting, the following issues were noted:
new private street is proposed to provide access to the administrative
lots and the residue parcel.
with a minimum of three-hundred (300) feet frontage along a public street
is required for the residue parcel.
of the preliminary plat is necessary to meet the frontage requirement unless the applicant applies for,
and receives, a special exception to allow
access to the residue parcel by way of a private street.
has met with the applicant and/or her representative on two occasions
since April 25th. A
number of solutions were proposed and discussed.
The applicant considered the options of constructing a public road
to meet frontage requirements, reducing the number of lots so that the
residue lot might have frontage on the existing public street, or creating
a family transfer lot to be served by a private street.
However, the questions of whether or not the residue may be served
by a private street, or if a pipestem might be used to access a lot in a
RA (Rural Agricultural) zone, has yet to be resolved.
Staff suggests that the Planning Commission consider the following
on this request might be postponed to allow the applicant additional time
to resolve the issue; or
2. The Planning Commission might reject the application and the applicant might submit a revised plan in the future.