County Planning Commission
Deirdre Clark, Senior Planner
Preliminary Plat #PP02-CR-10, Shipe’s Ridge
applicant sought approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide ±150.5 acres zoned RA (Rural Agricultural) into
three (3) residential lots and a residue parcel. As proposed, the lots ranged in size from 2 acres to ±3 acres.
A companion administrative division is proposed to 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. A
similar request was made at the meeting of the Planning Commission on May
30, 2002 and, again, on June 27, 2002.
the applicant seeks approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide
the subject property into four (4) residential lots and a residue parcel.
As proposed, the lots will range in size from approximately two (2)
acres to ± 10 acres. The proposed companion administrative division application
has been submitted to create the additional three (3) lots, ranging in
size from ± 1.7 acres to ± 128-acre residue parcel.
met with the applicant, the applicant’s representative and Virginia
Department of Transportation staff to discuss and resolve lot frontage and
access issues. As currently
proposed, the preliminary subdivision plat includes lots 1, 2, 3 and 4,
which will be accessed from Elk Run Road (Route 806) by way of two (2)
access points. Lot 1 will be
accessed by way of a driveway
the paved entrance, which shares the private road (Shipe’s Ridge Drive)
that is proposed to serve the administrative lots (lots 5, 6 and 7, the
residue lot). Lot 4 has been
designed as a pipestem. Access
to lots 2 and 3 is proposed by way of individual driveways immediately
adjacent to the pipestem, all of which are accommodated within a 50-foot
by 50-foot ingress/egress easement. The
apron entrance to both the private road and the entrance to lots 2, 3 and
4 will be constructed to Virginia Department of Transportation standards
and will include a 50-foot long by 40-foot wide paved area, with the apron
length to be measured from the edge of the pavement of Elk Run Road (Route
proposed, the preliminary plat is in substantial conformance with the
Comprehensive Plan and the Subdivision Ordinance. In addition, the current proposal addresses those concerns
stated by VDOT regarding multiple access points to Elk Run Road.
As such, staff recommends that the Planning Commission forward
PP02-CR-10 to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval,
subject to the conditions in Attachment 1.