Hill & Center PUD

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Hill & Center PUD

Hill Street & Center Avenue
Use Type Single-Family Detached Residential
Lot Size 2.46 acres
Residential units 13 detached houses (concept)
Development Firm Jefferson Area Board for Aging
Developer Contact Tom Hickman and Jack Stoner
Approval Process Rezoning (R-2 to PUD)
Application # ZM-07-09-23

Hill & Center was a proposed Planned Unit Development in the Fry's Spring neighborhood for 13[1] single-family detached houses instead of 3-5 allowed by-right. The proposal was a joint venture of the Jefferson Area Board for Aging and developers Tom Hickman & Jack Stoner.

Proffers included 1.2 acres, 51% of the property, allocated for shared open space along the northern edge of the site where a stream, utility lines, and steep topography exist. Additionally, a sidewalk would be constructed off-site to connect the project to Center Street, 1 unit would be affordable housing, and a donation would be made to the city for neighborhood tree enhancement.[2]

The Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association voted to oppose the rezoning in December 2007, citing loss of forest, increased traffic, various environmental concerns, and the possibility of accessory dwelling units.[3] A public hearing was held before the Planning Commission on April 8, 2008,[2] but ended in the applicant requesting deferral.[4] FSNA President Peter Hedlund cited concerns about traffic, the inability of the city to police who would live there, and an excess of new development in the neighborhood, suggesting the site be purchased by the city and turned into a park. 13 neighbors spoke, with none in favor.[1]

In 2012 the parcels were sold by Hill & Center LLC to Centerhill LLC for $250,000.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Charlottesville Planning Commission meeting minutes, .pdf, City of Charlottesville, April 8, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Agenda for April 8, 2008 Charlottesville Planning Commission, City of Charlottesville, April 8, 2008., retrieved 2019-09-22.
  3. Web. Applicant defers on Fry’s Spring in-fill development, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 9, 2008, retrieved 2019-09-22.
  4. Web. JABA plays bigger part in housing game, Will Goldsmith, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, September 3, 2008, retrieved 2019-09-22.
  5. Web. Updates, pricing, and location add up to quick sale, Samantha Masone, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, August 9, 2012, retrieved 2019-09-22.