The Board of
Supervisors conducted the initial public hearings for this
text amendment to the Comprehensive Plan on November 9 and
December 14, 2006, and postponed action until January 11,
2007. The staff reports for the November 9 and December 14,
2006 public hearings are attached for reference purposes,
and include all of the cumulative refinements.
several additional refinements to the Draft New Baltimore
Service District Plan that the Board directed staff to
complete, and these are summarized as follows:
Buckland Mills (Development Transfer Options).
On page 23 (3rd paragraph), language marked in
yellow was added to the revised text and stated the
Another objective of the plan is to retain this area’s
and open space character as the hard edge to the Service
District. Such a strategy is also compatible with the
adjoining “Rural Crescent” of Prince William County’s
Comprehensive Plan and the historic Buckland community.
This area had key movements during the Civil War. After
defeat at Bristow Station, Major General J.E.B. Stuart and
his cavalry shielded in 1863 the withdrawal of General Lee’s
army from the vicinity of Manassas Junction. Union cavalry
under Major General J. Kilpatrick were lured into an ambush
along the Warrenton Turnpike (U.S. 15/29), were routed,
scattered and chased five miles in an affair known as the
“Buckland Races” or Buckland Mills. Its historic heritage
needs to be carefully considered and
protected with any
development or improvements
proposed in this location.
It is encouraged that
land located in the nationally-significant Buckland
Battlefield be put into a conservation easement. A
conservation easement can offer financial incentives such as
tax credits to land owners. County staff is available to
assist land owners in this process.
Another way to preserve
the Buckland Battlefield from development is for the
development community to utilize the Conservation Easement
Incentive Overlay District, described in Section 4-800 of
the Zoning Ordinance. With a special exception application,
one might qualify to transfer development rights from the
Buckland Battlefield area within 5,000 feet of the Service
District into the receiving areas of AB.1 and AB.2
(reference Figure 4) of the New Baltimore Service District.
All key battlefield locations Countywide are subject to
policies and guidelines presented in Chapter 2: Natural and
Historic Resources as revised periodically.
The area designated AB-2 (Post-2020) for public sewer and
water service in the adopted New Baltimore Service District
(NBSD) Plan was recommended for removal in the Draft Plan
forwarded by the Citizen Planning Committee and Planning
Commission. It has been reinstated as AB.3; AB.1
represents Vint Hill; AB.2 covers the limited
remaining area planned for both WSA sewer and water service;
while the area designated A is planned for public
In addition, the development community is also encouraged to
use the Conservation Easement Incentive Overlay District
described in Section 4-800 of the Zoning Ordinance.
With this transfer of development right concept, the Board
directed staff to identify the receiving areas within the
NBSD and the following language was included on p. 47:
community is encouraged to use the Conservation Easement
Incentive Overlay District described in Section 4-800 of the
Zoning Ordinance to extinguish development rights in the
AB.3 area in exchange for a potential density bonus in the
designated as AB.1
and AB.2 of the Service District (reference Figure 4).
Areas within a
5,000 foot radius of the service district boundary are also
eligible for this special exception application. For
example, density on parcels within the Buckland Battlefield
and within 5,000 feet of the Service District boundary could
be reduced and transferred to the receiving areas designated
as AB.1 and AB.2 in the of the Service District (reference
Transportation Plan Introduction. The following
was added to highlight that the referenced corridors were
not fixed points and the road alignments proposed could
occur within those generalized areas after considered study
50-Year Transportation Plan: Figure 5 represents
the transportation network needed to serve New Baltimore’s
land use plan at full build-out. It is the concept which
will be subject to review and refinement based, for example,
on development, community objectives, emerging safety
issues, traffic volume changes, road priorities and
financial constraints. This blueprint for the
transportation network is subject to adjustment and
refinement through time.
The plan also identifies
general corridors within which new road alignments and an
interchange location could occur following the required
public hearing processes, technical study,
environmental/historical process reviews and design and
construction plan phases. These special corridor areas are
for the: (1) parkway connection to Route 215 through Vint
Hill; and the (2) proposed realignment of Route 215 and its
planned interchange with U.S. 15/29.
Transportation Plan (Figures
5 and 7). The Board wanted to provide
location flexibility for Route 215 realignment and the Route
215/U.S. 15/29 interchange as envisioned within the plan.
The referenced figures now identify, for planning purposes,
a broadened area flared in green for the general alignment
and interchange location.