Owners/Applicants:                                            Board of Supervisors  Meeting Date:
R. E. Faylor Contracting, Inc.                                                  January 21, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                                   Department:
Deirdre B. Clark                                                                  Community Development

Magisterial District:   
Scott                                                              6995-94-7313-000                                                                                                



The applicant is seeking preliminary plat approval to subdivide approximately 6.7 acres zoned Residential (R-1) into four (4) single-family residential lots ranging in size from ± 40,014 to 67,230 square feet, plus a residue lot of approximately 72,624 square feet.  The property is on the east side of Grays Mill Road (Route 674) north of Chittenden Drive , Scott District .

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."  

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

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 19, 2002 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Grays Mill Village Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below. 

1.                              The final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary subdivision plat entitled "Preliminary Subdivision Plan – Grays Mill Village" dated  November 7, 2001 (superceded by the plat dated January 8, 2003 and received in the Planning Office on January 8, 2003).  However, prior to action by the Board of Supervisors, the Preliminary Plat shall be revised to reflect the following concern.  All have been addressed by the plat dated January 8, 2003 .  

·        The bulk regulations shall be placed on the preliminary plat.

·        BRLs shall be corrected and shown for all lots.

·        BRLs for those lots adjacent to the ingress/egress easement shall be measured from the centerline of the easement.

·        The statement shall be added that Clare Court will be a public street.

·        If the existing drainfield to be abandoned on Lot 6 is not going to be removed, its location shall be noted on the plat.

·        The P.E. stamp shall be removed from sheet 2 so the P.E. is not certifying the soil scientist’s work.

·        The soil map on sheet 2 shall be corrected to include those symbols shown on the Type 1 soils map.

·        Intermittent drainageways identified on the Type I Soil Map shall be shown. 

·        Soil unit boundaries shall be changed to a solid bold line.  The line symbol currently shown is the commonly accepted symbol for a perennial drainageway.

·        An alternative location shall be selected for the proposed house site and driveway on Lot 4 so that the drainage swale and discharge area of the proposed culvert are not impacted.           

2.      The final soil map shall have a Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist
(CPSS) adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines onto the final plat.  This shall be
done in the field and checked for any additional soil information to be added
to the final scale plat map.  

3.      A signature block shall be placed on the Final Soil Map sheet for the CPSS to sign which states:

Preliminary Soils Information Provided by the Fauquier County Soil Scientist Office via a Type I Soil Map (1"=400') Dated___________________.

This Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist has field reviewed and adjusted the preliminary soil information onto the final plat (1"=???') and certifies that this is the Best Available Soils Information to Date for Lots 1-??.


Va. Certified Professional Soil Scientist                         DATE

CPSS #3401-             


4.      Interpretive information from the Type I Soil Map for each mapping unit shown on the above plat shall be placed on the same soil map.  Also, a Spot Symbols Legend shall be placed on the plat map to identify spot symbols.

5.      The following statements shall be placed on the same plat map:

"The County recommends that no below grade basements be constructed on
soil mapping units 12A, 16B, and 415B due to wetness unless the foundation
drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed
Professional Engineer."

“Foundations placed in Soil Mapping Units that show a moderate, high, or
very high shrink-swell potential in the most recent Interpretive Guide to the
Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia
will require geotechnical evaluation in order
to determine proper design."

"Before a home is started the builder shall mark the drainfield area off and not 
disturb it during construction."

6.      All pad sites for houses shall be located out of drainageways to prevent possible wet basements.

7.      The foundation drainlines shall be daylighted for gravity flow on all structures.

8.      In accordance with the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, a tree canopy calculation, landscape plan and buffer plan shall be provided with the final plat and construction plans.

9.      Final placement of the SWM/BMP pond shall be such that the toe of the embankment slope is at least 25’ from the property line.

10.  A maintenance agreement for the SWM/BMP pond shall be recorded prior to final plat approval.

11.  Major drainageways and existing wetlands shall be protected to the maximum extent possible.

12.  All road design and construction shall be in accordance with VDOT's Subdivision Street Requirements manual and VDOT's Road and Bridge Standards.

13.  Road and other construction shall insure drainage water will not rise higher than 18" below the shoulder of proposed or existing public roads.  At a minimum, culverts shall be designed to accommodate the following flood frequencies:           

            Secondary and Subdivision Streets                    10-year

            Primary and Parkways                          25-year

14.  All utilities placed within the street right-of-way shall be placed on the outer 3 to 5 feet of the edge of the right-of-way.  Manholes shall not be located in the pavement or shoulder of highways.  Deviation from this condition requires prior approval by VDOT and will only be considered on a case-by-case basis.

15.  Trees within rights-of-way shall not be credited towards satisfying Fauquier
County's tree canopy ordinance.

16.  Sight distance profiles and design or posted speed used to calculate the sight
distance shall be provided.

17.  The applicant shall meet all Health Department and County regulations related to the proposed drainfields.

18. Public water service shall be provided to the proposed lots.   

19. Pursuant to Section 4-14 of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance,
      public water service shall be extended to all lots within the subdivision.