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File #: 19-1526    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/4/2019 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action:
Title: Proposal for Transparency and Accountability in Management of Town Right Of Way
Attachments: 1. May 9 2016 Chick-fil-A (December 9, 2019 TC Meeting Majdi), 2. BAR April 18 2019 Wawa (December 9, 2019 TC Meeting Majdi), 3. ALLEY Vacation and Abandoment Proceedure 8-7-2012_201402111402058873 (December 9, 2019 TC Meeting Majdi), 4. Agenda cover sheet 6-17-19
Related files: 20-1581
Subject:
Title
Proposal for Transparency and Accountability in Management of Town Right Of Way
Body
EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY:

1. Amend and expand Town policy regarding alley vacation to include alterations and management of right of way. The expanded review process includes:
a. Town right of way between commercial and residential zones
b. public streets,
c. public sidewalks, and
d. property acquisition by Town or via proffers

2. Request within 90 days policy recommendations for tree conservation from Conservation and Sustainability Commission.

3. Request within 90 days written recommendations for improving approval process from Board of Architectural Review.

"Potential Town Council recommendations for CSC and BAR consideration

Town Council recommends the Conservation and Sustainability Commission consider five policies:

1. Conservation standards for trees and wildlife in Town right of way
2. Updated tree bond policy (see Arlington County)
3. Tree cutting, repair, and management carryover fund so that annual budget
considerations do not affect tree preservation decisions
4. Lighting and noise spillover policies
5. Aesthetic and neighborhood compatibility standard

Town Council recommends the Board of Architectural Review (BAR) consider six ordinances or policies when writing recommendations for improving its approval process:
1. Require applicants to resubmit for second BAR review all modifications to site
plan after initial BAR approval, either on subject property or Town right of way
2. Expand review process to include more retrofits of commercial and industrial
buildings
3. Require coordination with Town Arborist during application approval process
4. Require staff to consult BAR minutes for site plan modifications
5. Require lighting and noise spillover standards
6. Require aesthetic and neighborhood compatibility standards
Recommendations from both bodies should be published a...

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