RESOLUTION

 

A Resolution to Deny A Category 9 Special Exception to Allow For a Variety of Special Events to Include Weddings, Corporate Events and Retreats

           

            WHEREAS, John C. and Patricia B. North, the applicants, have requested Special Exception approval for a variety of Class C events or activities on a 50-acre parcel, in the Rural Agriculture zoning district pursuant to Articles 3-309 and 5-916 of the Zoning Ordinance; and

 

            WHEREAS, on November 20, 2003 and December 18, 2003, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held public hearings on the request and considered oral and written testimony; and

 

            WHEREAS, on December 1, 2003, the Fauquier County Planning Commission visited Melrose Castle and Rogues Road; and

 

            WHEREAS, on December 18, 2003, the Planning Commission forwarded the application to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of denial based on the following reasons:

 

1.      The proposal does not meet the standards set forth in Article 5-916.2 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, which states that sites eligible for Class C events shall contain a minimum of 300 feet of road frontage on a road designated by the County as a Major collector (or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan;

2.      The type and amount of traffic generated from the events would adversely affect the safety of road usage;

3.      The type of events and amount of traffic would negatively affect the surrounding properties;

4.      The type of application is not compatible to the neighboring agricultural and equestrian land uses;

5.      The proposal does not meet the standards set forth in Article 5-006.2 of the Zoning Ordinance; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 20, 2004, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and concurred with the judgment of the Planning Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, by the adoption of this Resolution, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, or good zoning practice are not satisfied by this proposed Special Exception application; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of January 2004, That the Special Exception (SPEX04-CR-011) request of John C. and Patricia B. North be, and is hereby, denied.