ORDINANCE

A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO ADD SECTION 8-1501 TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS UTILIZING ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL OR NEO-TRADITIONAL DESIGN

            WHEREAS, on October 26, 2006, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on November 30, 2006, the Planning Commission held a work session on the proposed text amendment and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors recommending approval; and  

            WHEREAS, on January 11, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

            WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to add Section 8-1501 supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of January 2007, That Subsection 4 to Section 8-1501 be, and is hereby, added as follows:

8-1501 

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4. Exceptions

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the amount, size, and type of signage in Commercial and Industrial Districts may be increased by special use permit in multiple use developments utilizing elements of traditional or neo-traditional design.  In issuing such permits, the decision maker shall take into consideration the location of the development, site specific needs for such signage, surrounding uses, the Comprehensive Plan, and good zoning practices, provided, however, that the permitted signage not increase by more than 100%. 

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