Entrance Corridor (Charlottesville)

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Charlottesville designates certain routes of tourist access as Entrance Corridors.

The Planning Commission has been designated as the Entrance Corridor Review Board (ERB) to ensure that corridor development is compatible with the city's historic landmarks, buildings, and structures.

Property owners must apply for and receive a certificate of appropriateness (COA) from the ERB for all development requiring a site plan. The director may grant administrative approval for other new construction, additions or modifications not requiring a site plan, and for signs, windows, doors, roof coverings, and siding. Code excludes single and two-family houses from these requirements.

In 2010, both the Architectural Review Board and the Charlottesville Planning Commission are performing a required review of the policy[citation needed].

List of corridors

  1. Route 29 North from the corporate limits to Ivy Road;
  2. Hydraulic Road from the corporate limits to the 250 Bypass;
  3. Barracks Road from the corporate limits to Meadowbrook Road;
  4. Ivy Road from the corporate limits to Emmet Street;
  5. Fontaine Avenue/Jefferson Park Avenue from the corporate limits to Emmet Street;
  6. Fifth Street SW from the corporate limits to the beginning of the Ridge Street Architectural Design Control District;
  7. Avon Street from the corporate limits to the CSX Railroad tracks;
  8. Monticello Avenue/Route 20 from the corporate limits to Avon Street;
  9. Long Street from the corporate limits to St. Clair Avenue;
  10. East High Street/9th Street from Long Street to East Market Street;
  11. Preston Avenue from McIntire Road to Rosser Avenue; and
  12. McIntire Road, from Preston Avenue to Route 250.

References

  • Entrance Corridor Review Board, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 13 Jul 2009.
  • Charlottesville City Code, Chapter 34, Article II, Division 3, "Entrance Corridors".