DRCA Land Use Committee seeks new members

The DRCA Land Use Committee is seeking new members. Volunteers are invited to attend the committee meeting on Thursday, December 12, at 7 p. m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center to learn more about what the committee does. See full meeting agenda below.

In general, the committee discusses and takes positions on land use and development proposals that must be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council. The committee invites applicants, city staff, potentially affected residents, and other interested parties to its meetings, held on the second Thursday of each month.

If you are interested in joining the committee but can’t attend Thursday’s meeting, please contact co-chairs Lisa Quandt or Danielle Fidler.

Land Use Committee Monthly Meeting/ Open House Agenda
December 12, 2013 – 7:00PM
Mount Vernon Recreation Center

1. Welcome (7:00pm)
2. New Business (7:15pm – 15 minutes per item)
A.) Presentation from Patricia Escher, Principal Planner City of Alexandria:
Text Amendment #2013-0011 & 2013-0012 Townhome Requirements

Request (2013-0011): To allow small, rear loaded garage townhouse development to include a drive aisle as part of the lot
Request (2013-0012): Change section 7-1600 of zoning ordinance to allow more than 8 townhouses in a row with a special use permit in all zones that allow townhouses and to remove the restriction on the length of the townhouse structure
LUC Reviewer: Lisa Lettieri

B.) Presentation from Duncan Blair, Land Carrol & Blair PC:
Special Use Permit Application for a new restaurant  at 2309 Mt. Vernon Ave

Request: Technical reduction for a tandem parking space
Staff Contact:
LUC Reviewer: Sarah Haut

C.) Text Amendment #2013-0013 Housing Master Plan

Request: To implement changes to the regulations regarding bonus density in exchange for affordable housing and parking proposed by the Housing Master Plan
Staff Contact: Jon Frederick, Office of Housing
LUC Reviewer: JC Herz

D.) Text Amendment #2013-0003 Protest Petitions

Request: Updates to Section 11-808 of zoning code at request of Planning Commission and City Council to correct an ambiguous section of the provision on protest petitions by landowners to proposed map amendments
Staff Contact: Joanna Anderson, Assistant City Attorney, City of Alexandria
LUC Reviewer: Lisa Quandt

3. Ongoing Business/ Closed Meeting (8:15pm)

A.) SUP- 2309 Mt. Vernon Ave Discussion and vote
B.) Text Amendment #2013-0003 Protest Petitions Discussion and vote
C.) Text Amendment #2013-0013 Housing Master Plan Discussion and vote
D.) Text Amendment #2013-0011 Townhome Requirements Discussion and vote
E.) Text Amendment #2013-009 Transportation Management Plans

LUC discussion and vote
Staff Contact: Megan Cummings, AICP, Transportation Planner, City of Alexandria
LUC Reviewer: Wolf Ramm

F.) Mount Vernon Avenue Business Area Plan Meeting update
G.) DRCA website- LUC page

4. Meeting Adjourned (8:55pm)

Next DRCA LUC Meeting:
January 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center

Upcoming Events:

Saturday December 14th, 2012

8:30am: Potomac Yard Park Grand Opening
9:30 am: City Council Public Hearing

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