1000 Monticello Road
|1000 Monticello Road|
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1000 Monticello Road
|Location||Monticello Road & Bainbridge Street|
|Residential units||23 unit multi-family residential development|
|Non-Residential||Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (NCC)|
|Development Firm||Shimp Engineering|
|Developer Contact||Justin Shimp|
|Owner||Piedmont Realty Holdings III, LLC, (landowner)|
|Approval Process||Special-use permit (SUP) denied 2/1/2021|
|Approval Conditions||Built ca. 1973|
|Date Approved||2003; as part of the 2003 Zoning Ordinance rewrite|
1000 Monticello Road is a 23 unit multi-family residential development consisting of two two-story apartment buildings and a vacant parking lot. Located in the Belmont-Carlton neighborhood, the residential development is also known as Belmont Heights.
Special Use Permit (SUP) application (2020/2021)
The application sought approval of additional residential density than is allowed by-right within the Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (NCC) zoning district. Development proposed by the applicant was a new multi-family residential building with up to 11 new residential dwelling units, which would raise the total number of units on the property to 34 units (up to 42 DUA). In the Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (NCC) zoning district, multi-family residential buildings are allowed by-right with residential density up to 21 dwelling units per acre (DUA).
- Affordable Housing (Sec. 34-12. - Affordable dwelling units): Not required; density less than 1.0 floor-area ratio (FAR); Submission proposed 5 units designated for people making up to 65% of the area median income.
- Neighborhood Development Services (NDS): City staff recommended approval
- December 8, 2020: City Planning Commission - original application (tabled). Offered nine units in the complex would be affordable for people making up to 80% of the area median income. The applicant had proposed that as a condition of approval, 9 of the 11 new units will meet the definition of an affordable dwelling unit per the guidelines of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- January 9, 2021: City Planning Commission - revised application (approved). Submission proposed five units in the complex to be designated for people making up to 65% of the area median income. Commission recommended approval of a special-use permit allowing the addition of 11-units to the existing apartment complex on a narrow vote.
- February 1, 2020: City Council - (denied). After council spent approx. 45 minutes discussing and questioning the applicant, Councilor Michael Payne moved to deny the permit, citing: submission does not conform to comprehensive plan and current zoning, community feedback, potential for adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood and the potential for displacement of existing residents and businesses. council voted to deny a special-use permit increasing the residential density for the small apartment complex. (Ayes: Magill, Payne, Walker; Noes: Snook, Hill).
Multi-family residential development consisting of two two-story buildings and a vacant parking lot. Approximately 225 feet of frontage on Monticello Road and 110 feet of frontage on Bainbridge Street. Total units: 23; unit types: 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom.
Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (NCC) district
- City Code Sec. 34-702. - Intent and description.
- Neighborhood Commercial Corridor district. The intent of the Neighborhood Commercial Corridor district is to establish a zoning classification for the Fontaine and Belmont commercial areas that recognize their compact nature, their pedestrian orientation, and the small neighborhood nature of the businesses. This zoning district recognizes the areas as small town center type commercial areas and provides for the ability to develop on small lots with minimal parking dependent upon pedestrian access. The regulations recognize the character of the existing area and respect that they are neighborhood commercial districts located within established residential neighborhoods. Within this district the following streets shall have the designations indicated:
- Primary streets: Bainbridge Street, Carlton Avenue, Douglas Avenue, Fontaine Avenue, Garden Street, Goodman Street, Hinton Avenue, Holly Street, Lewis Street, Maury Avenue, Monticello Road, and Walnut Street.
- Linking streets: None.
- Sec. 34-696. - By-right uses
Purchased in 1973 for $223,300, the apartment complex was known as the Belmont Apartments until Core Real Estate and Development purchased the property in 2018 for $2.0 million. In 2019, the apartment complex was purchased by Piedmont Realty Holdings III LLC for $2.75 million. (Adjusted for inflation, $223,300 in 1973 is equal to $1,368,561. in 2021.)
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- Web. Community to be displaced in Belmont Apartment renovation, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 10:03 AM, retrieved Feb. 7, 2021.