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Panel approves Shaool development site plan

July 14, 2004|by TARA REILLY

A site plan for a 130-unit development off Robinwood Drive received preliminary approval Monday from the Washington County Planning Commission.

The site plan is for a subphase of the second part of the Rosewood development being built by developer Manny Shaool.

The Planning Commission granted the preliminary approval contingent upon Shaool working out agreements with Washington County to pay Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) fees, among other provisions.

Shaool plans to build 130 residential units and a 22,712-square-foot medical and dental office building. The project is part of the second phase of his Rosewood development off Robinwood Drive near Medical Campus Drive.

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The phase consists of 40 rental town houses; a 42-unit facility for seniors; a 24-unit assisted living facility; and two, 12-unit multi-bedroom apartment buildings.

Last week, county officials said Shaool will have to pay $1.24 million in APFO transportation fees and $956,150 in APFO school fees.

The money from the fees would go toward increasing school capacity in the Robinwood Drive area and to improve roads in that area.

The transportation APFO fee is based on the number of automobile trips it is projected will be generated by a residential or commercial development during certain times of the day.

The APFO fee for schools is paid by a developer who builds in areas where schools are at 85 percent of capacity or more.

The per-automobile trip fee is $5,445 in the Robinwood Drive area, and developers pay $7,355 per unit for the schools fee.

The APFO helps ensure roads, schools and other infrastructure are adequate to handle growth.

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