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File #: PCWS22-119    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Planning Commission WS Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Planning Commission Work Session
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: WORK SESSION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR GREEN HEDGES SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 415 WINDOVER AVENUE NW IN THE RS-12.5 SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT, RELATED TO CHANGES TO SCHOOL SITE WITH POTENTIAL NEW BUILDINGS AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS
Attachments: 1. Conditional Use Permit Amendment - Concept Plan 03.04.22, 2. Green Hedges - Existing Conditions, 3. Green Hedges Site Photos, 4. Reference Only - 415 Windover Ave NW - Aerials - 1937 to 2021, 5. Reference Only - 415 Windover Ave NW - CUP order - 2017, 6. Reference Only - 2007 CUP order, 7. Applicant Presentation - 2022-05-11 Planning Commission Workshop
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WORK SESSION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR GREEN HEDGES SCHOOL, LOCATED AT 415 WINDOVER AVENUE NW IN THE RS-12.5 SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT, RELATED TO CHANGES TO SCHOOL SITE WITH POTENTIAL NEW BUILDINGS AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS
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BACKGROUND SUMMARY:

The Green Hedges School parcel is situated in northwest Vienna on 187,268 square feet (4.3 acres) of land that adjoins Windover Avenue, NW, and includes a number of parcels formerly used as single-family residences. The main property is zoned RS-12.5 in Windover Heights. The existing facility is comprised of several buildings: the administrative center or Kilmer House, the Rice Arts Center, an educational garden, and the School, or Kilmer Hall, itself. Parking for 54 vehicles was approved as a part of the 2007 site plan, however, only 48 spaces are existing on ground, with two spaces included with the educational garden approved in 2017.

The subject property is completely surrounded by single-family residential dwellings with RS-12.5 zoning, save and except a 190-foot portion of the Vienna Commons townhouse development which is zoned RTH, situated on the southwest side of Nutley Street, NW, directly opposite of the existing entrance driveway into the private school.

Currently, the school is allowed to enroll up to 190 students (per its 1985 request) and employee up to 42 full-time employees (per its 2017 request). Below is a full timeline of Town approvals related to the Green Hedges School. Staff has also included a collection of aerials of the site from 1937 to 2021.

Timeline of Town Approvals

* August 24, 1964
o Request - New addition for school
o Action - Approved with restrictions for adequate off-street parking, and horseshoe drive (enrollment at 80)
* May 17, 1978
o Request - Increase enrollment from 80 to 120 students
o Action - Approved with restrictions for parking lot screening and addition of speed humps on entrance to Nu...

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