Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Patricia A. Colgan, Trustee et al.


January 12, 2006

Staff Lead:



Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District:








Colgan Property Subdivision: Preliminary Plat PPLT06-MA-003, Marshall District


Topic Description:


The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide ±41.4 acres into three (3) lots, two (2) single family residential lots of ±2.0 and ±2.1 acres and a non-common open space lot of ±35.3 acres.  A future administrative subdivision will exhaust all subdivision potential on the property.  The parcels will be served by individual wells and septic.


In the applicant’s original application, they requested a waiver of Subdivision Ordinance Section 10-5, which would result in eliminating the requirement for construction drawings.  This action has not been the practice of the Planning Commission; however, in some instances a modification of the Final Construction Plans may be warranted.  Since the original submission, the applicant withdrew their request to waive the Final Construction Plans.  A copy of the Preliminary Plat is included as Attachment 1.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On December 7, 2005, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Colgan Subdivision Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below:


  1. The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Plat entitled “Colgan Property” dated July 13, 2005, last revised November 4, 2005 and received in the Planning Office on November 7, 2005, except as modified by these conditions.  This approval is for a maximum of three (3) residential lots. 


  1. An approved Final Construction Plan is required prior to filing a Final Plat.


3.      Street trees shall be provided along the entire length of the street, including the area in front of “Future Administrative Lot”, which is part of the subject parcel being divided in this subdivision. 


4.      Culverts pipes shall be required, as there is an existing road.


5.      The location of the proposed culverts shall be shown on the Final Construction Plans.  Headwater depth calculations shall be provided as necessary.  “Adequate channels shall be provided in accordance with VESCH provision MS-19 including downstream of the culverts” shall be provided.


6.      The entrances shall have adequate site distance and receive a Virginia Department of Transportation entrance permit prior to a building permit being issued.


7.      The relocation of any utilities shall be shown on the Final Construction Plans.


8.      The Final Construction Plans shall show who is responsible for the installation of the entrances.


9.      The proposed house sites for Lot 1 and “Administrative Lot” shall be moved out of the drainageways and placed on higher ground.


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1.      Preliminary Plat