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Meeting Name: Planning Commission Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/1/2020 5:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Location Electronic Public Hearing
Work Session - 5:30 PM; Public Hearing - 7:00 PM
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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21-0123 1  Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, the September 1, 2020 meeting of the Planning Commission and the September 12, 2020 meeting of the City Council are being held electronically pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), the Continuity of Government ordinance adopted by the City Council on June 20, 2020 or Sections 4-0.00(g) in HB29 and HB30 to undertake essential business. All of the members of the respective public bodies and staff are participating from remote locations through Zoom Webinar. These meetings are being held electronically, unless a determination is made that it is safe enough for the meetings to be held in person in the City Council Chamber at 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA. Electronic access will be provided in either event. The meetings can be accessed by the public through: Zoom hyperlink (below), broadcasted live on the government channel 70, and streaming on the City’s website. Planning Commission (Work Session & Public Hearing): The Webinar will open at 5:00 PM to allow individuals to join, while the Work Session will begin at 5:30 PM. The Plann   Action details Not available
20-1036 1  Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)The Planning Commission will hold a Work Session prior to the Public Hearing to discuss the following items: a) Inclusionary Zoning; b) North Potomac Yard Environmental Sustainability Master Plan (NPY ESMP); and c) Public Comment The session will begin at 5:30 PM and go until approximately 7:00 PM.   Action details Not available
21-0120 12 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Election of Planning Commission Officer for Vice Chair   Action details Not available
20-0963 13 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Special Use Permit #2019-00107 300 King Street (Parcel Address: 302 King Street) - Kisso Asian Bistro Public Hearing and consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit to increase the hours of operation and to add delivery vehicles at an existing grandfathered restaurant; zoned: KR/King Street Urban Retail. Applicant: Ren Yong Cai   Action details Not available
20-0982 14 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Special Use Permit #2020-00039 2050 Ballenger Avenue-Catholic University of America Public Hearing and consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit for a private academic school; zoned: CDD#1/Coordinated Development District #1. Applicant: The Catholic University of America, represented by David S. Houston, agent   Action details Not available
20-1043 15 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Encroachment #2020-00003 1217 Colonial Avenue - Residential Encroachment Public Hearing and consideration of a request for an Encroachment into the public right-of-way on Colonial Avenue for a retaining wall; zoned: RB/Townhouse. Applicant: John D. Bullington, represented by Minturn Wright, attorney   Action details Not available
20-1034 16 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Zoning Text Amendment #2020-00005 Zoning Ordinance Practical Updates (A) Initiation of a Text Amendment; and (B) Public Hearing and consideration of a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to amend Section 1-700 to add to the list of zones the RMF Zone; to amend definitions for floor area (Section 2-145(A)(11) and (12)), medical care facilities (Section 2-174) and townhouse dwelling and two-family dwelling (Sections 2-138 and 2-140); to amend the RB and RM zone grandfathering provisions (Section 3-707(B) and 3-1108 (B)); to amend Section 3-1406 to add the effective date of the ordinance; to allow open porches meeting specific criteria in required side yards (Sections 7-202 and 11-302); to add Section 7-202(E) to allow fences taller than 6 feet between residential properties and certain other uses; to clarify provisions regarding fences on corner lots (Sections 7-1700, 7-1701 and 7-1702); to add Section 7-2600 to limit the percentage of a window that may be blocked by art, signs or other materials; to amend Section 11-804 to remove reference to a repealed law; to amend various pr   Action details Not available
20-1013 17 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Development Site Plan #2019-00031 110 and 150 Callahan Drive - VRE Pedestrian Accessibility Improvements at Alexandria Union Station Public Hearing and consideration of a request for a Development Site Plan with modification to the crown coverage requirement for platform improvements and two elevators; zoned: UT/Utilities and Transportation Applicant: Virginia Railway Express   Action details Not available
20-1032 18 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Development Site Plan #2020-00005 318 South Whiting Street (Parcel Address: 296 South Whiting Street) - Alexandria Station Clubhouse Public Hearing and consideration of a request to construct an approximately 5,000 square foot clubhouse (amending SIT65-50); zoned: RCX/Medium Density Apartment. Applicant: Avanath Alexandria Station, LLC, represented by Duncan W. Blair, attorney   Action details Not available
20-0640 19 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Zoning Text Amendment #2019-00007 Increased Density for Public School Sites (A) Initiation of a Text Amendment; and (B) Public Hearing and consideration of a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to amend Section 7-2100 to allow for an increase in density for public school use. Staff: City of Alexandria, Department of Planning & Zoning   Action details Not available
20-0984 110 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Development Special Use Permit #2020-00010 Rezoning #2020-00002 1009, 1101,1201 & 1203 Janney’s Lane and 1099 Francis Hammond Parkway - Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Public Hearing and consideration of requests for: (A) an amendment to the official zoning map to change the POS/Public open space and community recreation zone portion to R-8/Single-family zone at 1101 Janney’s Lane, change the R-20/Single-family zone to R-8/Single-family zone at 1201 and 1203 Janney’s Lane, and change the R-8/Single-family zone portion to POS/Public open space and community recreation zone at 1099 Francis Hammond Parkway; and (B) a Development Special Use Permit and site plan to demolish the existing building and construct a new public school, including Special Use Permits for an increase in floor area and height pursuant to Section 7-2100 of the Zoning Ordinance (if Text Amendment #2019-00007 is approved), to exceed the maximum parking requirement, an indoor and outdoor recreation facility and community center use, and modifications to the front and rear yard setbacks; zoned: R-8/Single-famil   Action details Not available
20-1021 111 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Special Use Permit #2020-00045 3410 Mount Vernon Avenue (Parcel Address: 3408 Mount Vernon Avenue) - Hops ‘N Shine Public Hearing and consideration of a request for a Special Use Permit for outdoor live entertainment; increase in indoor and outdoor seats; increase in hours of indoor and outdoor hours of operation; an outdoor bar, outdoor cooking and outdoor games; and delivery vehicles for an existing restaurant (amending SUP #2017-0091); zoned: CG/Commercial General. Applicant: Abe Hadjiesmaeiloo   Action details Not available
20-0036 112 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Please Note: this item has been moved to the 5:30 PM Work Session Informational Item: Presentation of Housing Contributions Work Group Recommendations Staff: City of Alexandria, Office of Housing   Action details Not available
20-0403 113 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Vacation #2019-00002 2 East Mason Avenue - Vacation Public Hearing and consideration of a request to vacate a portion of the public right-of-way adjacent to 2 East Mason Avenue and along Commonwealth Avenue to add area to a residential side yard for a fence; zoned: RB/Townhouse. Applicants: Elizabeth and Jesse Jardim   Action details Not available
20-0559 114 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Zoning Text Amendment #2020-00003 Small Business Practical Updates (A) Initiation of a Text Amendment; and (B) Public Hearing and consideration of a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to amend sections in Articles II - VIII, XI and XII to amend commercial use definitions, commercial use conditions and home occupation requirements and to change certain uses from requiring Special Use Permits and Administrative Use Permits to either Administrative Special Use Permits or permitted uses. Staff: City of Alexandria, Department of Planning & Zoning   Action details Not available
20-1012 115 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Development Special Use Permit #2019-00033 Special Use Permit #2020-00036 116 South Henry Street - GCP Henry Street Public Hearing and consideration of a request for (A) a Development Special Use Permit and site plan with modifications to construct a 16-unit mixed-use retail/residential building with ground floor commercial uses facing South Henry Street, a three-unit multi-family residential building facing South Patrick Street and a 142-space automated parking garage, including special use permits for motor vehicle parking or storage for more than 20 vehicles for the six-story automated parking structure, to increase the number of dwellings per acre to no more than 54.45, to exceed the maximum parking requirement, and for a loading space reduction to allow reduced loading space ceiling height and modifications for open space, setbacks, crown coverage and street tree requirements; and (B) a Special Use Permit for a restaurant; zoned: CD/Commercial Downtown. Applicant: Galena Capital Partners, represented by Mary Catherine Gibbs, attorney   Action details Not available
20-0864 116 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Development Special Use Permit #2019-00032 Special Use Permit #2020-00033 Transportation Management Plan Special Use Permit #2020-00034 912, 916 and 920 King Street - GCP King Street Public Hearing and consideration of a request for (a) a Development Special Use Permit and site plan with modifications to construct a 30-unit multifamily building with ground-floor commercial uses, including Special Use Permits to increase the floor area ratio to 2.5 in the KR zone, a parking reduction to provide all required parking spaces in the garage at 116 South Henry Street and a loading reduction to allow for reduced loading space ceiling height; (b) a Special Use Permit for a restaurant; and (c) a Special Use Permit for a Transportation Management Plan; zoned: KR/King Street Urban Retail. Applicant: Galena Capital Partners, represented by Mary Catherine Gibbs, attorney   Action details Not available
20-1015 117 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)The applicant has requested a deferral for this item. Encroachment #2019-00004 5601 Courtney Avenue - Virginia Paving Company Encroachment Public Hearing and consideration of a request for various Encroachments into the public right-of-way on Courtney Avenue; zoned: I/ Industrial. Applicant: Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, represented by Mary Catherine Gibbs, attorney   Action details Not available
20-0364 118 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Commissioner’s Reports, Comments & Questions   Action details Not available
21-0153 119 Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Consideration of the minutes from the June 25, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.   Action details Not available
21-0154 1  Land Use and Development (Planning Commission Items)Special Use Permit #2020-00005 1669 North Quaker Lane Administrative Special Use Permit request for a minor amendment to allow for additional seating in a restaurant; zoned: CL/Commercial Low. Current Business Name: May Island Restaurant Applicant: Wen Zheng Planner: Ann Horowitz Status: Approved 7/17/2020 Special Use Permit #2020-00015 4938 B-C Eisenhower Avenue Administrative Special Use Permit request for a Change of Ownership of a light auto repair establishment; zoned: OCM(100)/Office Commercial Medium (100). Current Business Name: Van Dorn Auto Repair Applicant: Sachindra Desaram Planner: Kaliah Lewis Status: Approved 7/14/2020 Special Use Permit #2020-00018 2320 Richmond Highway Administrative Special Use Permit request for a change of ownership of an Automobile Service Station with Convenience Store and Restaurant; zoned: CDD #24/Coordinated Development District #24. Applicant: SAS Concepts Inc Planner: Anna Kohlbrenner Status: Approved 7/14/2020 Special Use Permit #2020-00035 3021 Colvin Street Administrative Special Use Permit request for a C   Action details Not available