1. Calling the Roll.
2. Public Discussion Period. [No more than 30 Minutes] [This period is
restricted to items not listed on the docket.]
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES
ACTION CONSENT CALENDAR1 (3-4)
3. SPECIAL USE PERMIT #2009-0053
616 C SOUTH PICKETT STREET (Parcel Address: 600 South Pickett Street)
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP
Public Hearing and Consideration of a request to operate a general repair automotive shop; zoned I/Industrial. Applicant: Qasem Rawad
PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION: Recommend Approval 6-0
REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES (continued)
ACTION CONSENT CALENDAR (continued)
4. SPECIAL USE PERMIT #2009-0047
CARLYLE DEVELOPMENT - 333 JOHN CARLYLE STREET
Public Hearing and Consideration of a request for an amendment to the special use permit for the Carlyle development to extend the time frame that office space is permitted in the southeastern corner of 333 John Carlyle Street; zoned CDD-I/Coordinated Development District. Applicant: 1900 Duke Street, LP by Kenneth Wire, attorney
PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION: Recommend Approval w/amendments 6-0
1Items listed under the Action Consent Calendar may be approved by the City Council as a block unless a Member of Council removes an item or a member of the public wishes to speak to the item. Such items will be heard after Docket Item No. 4.
END OF ACTION CONSENT CALENDAR
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
5. Public Hearing on the Report from the Naming Committee on Naming the Gymnasium and Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center. (#6, 11/10/09)
6. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Proposed Route I-395 Direct Access Ramp Alternatives for the BRAC-133 Project at Mark Center:
a) Presentation of Alternatives by Representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation; and
b) Preliminary Public Hearing on Proposed Alternatives.
7. Public Hearing on the City's Proposed Legislative Package for the 2010 Virginia General Assembly.
REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER (continued)
8. Public Hearing on the Following Charter Amendments: 1. An amendment to increase the membership of the City’s Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments (sometimes referred to as the Board of Equalization) from five to nine; 2. An amendment to authorize the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments to create panels of three members to hear assessment appeals. All three members would have to be present to constitute a quorum for any appeal. If the panel decision is unanimous with regard to an appeal, the panel decision would be final unless the full Board voted to hear the appeal. The full Board would also hear any appeals in which a panel decision was not unanimous; and 3. An amendment to authorize the Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a variance to a property owner to “alleviate a clearly demonstrable hardship.” Charter language currently requires a property owner to demonstrate that the hardship is “approaching confiscation.” This change would bring Charter language into conformity with the language in State law, which was amended in the 2009 General Assembly Session.