Brookhill

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Brookhill is a proposed development on 277 acres on the north side of Polo Grounds Road being constructed by Riverbend Development.[1] The community would feature between 600 and 800 homes on about 300 acres. At an initial briefing in April, Riverbend officials agreed to take out a proposed connection to Forest Lakes South. [citation needed]

The Albemarle Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning on November 9, 2016. [2]



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Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°06′18″N 78°27′21″W / 38.105056°N 78.455892°W / 38.105056; -78.455892

Status

Riverbend sought and received a rezoning of 277 acres from R-1 to neighborhood model district. This would allow for three to 34 units per acre and a maximum of 1,550 residential units. In July 2016, officials with Riverbend they were seeking to build space for several restaurants in the commercial area. Other aspects of the plan include more than 100 acres of open space, stream corridors with trails, preservation of the historic Brookhill House and a tunnel under Polo Grounds Road for the spotted salamander, which migrates across the road twice a year. [3]

Proffers

The developer offered two sites for new Albemarle County schools. One is a seven-acre elementary school site on the property and the other is a 61-acre site for a high school across U.S. 29. [4]

An ice rink is expected to be constructed in the development, but its completion has been delayed due to slower-than-expected fundraising by the Friends of the Charlottesville Ice Park group. [5]

Timeline

Blocks

  • 8A – 8.55 acres slated for a Senior Living facility with 87 units (SDP201900026)
  • 8B – 14.432 acres slated for 110 multifamily residential units


Resources

References

  1. Web. Major mixed use development planned near Forest Lakes, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 26, 2015, retrieved December 28, 2015.
  2. Web. Albemarle Supervisors approve Brookhill development, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 10, 2016, retrieved December 5, 2016.
  3. Web. Forest Lakes residents get Brookhill update, Tim Dodson, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 18, 2016, retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. Web. Proposed Albemarle development to offer sites for two new schools, Aaron Richardson, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 26, 2016, retrieved April 26, 2016.
  5. Web. Brookhill hockey project delayed, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 23, 2020, retrieved February 25, 2020. Print. February 23, 2020 page A1.
  6. Web. Forest Lakes residents get Brookhill update, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 18, 2016, retrieved January 11, 2017.
  7. Web. [1], Calendar, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 10, 2016, retrieved August 10, 2016.
  8. Web. Albemarle ARB backs portions of Brookhill development, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 2, 2020, retrieved March 7, 2020. Print. March 3, 2020 page A1.