Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Thomas J. and Linda D. Oliver, Owners/Applicants

February 10, 2005


Staff Lead:




Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District:








A Resolution to Approve a Waiver of Zoning Ordinance Section 7-302 1.B. to Allow a Private Street That Does Not Connect Directly to a State Maintained Road


Topic Description:


The applicants are seeking a waiver of Zoning Ordinance Section 7-302 1.B., Limitations, which would allow a subdivision on a private street that does not connect directly to a State maintained road.  As proposed, the new fifty-foot (50’) easement would connect directly to another private street (Sandy Ford Road) rather than the required direct connection.  The applicants are proposing to divide their 44.4362-acre parcel into four lots: three family transfer lots for their children, and the residue lot.  One of the family transfers would be processed immediately, with the other two divisions to be done at a later date.  This would exhaust all subdivision potential on the property. As proposed, the lots would be accessed via the new fifty-foot (50’) ingress/egress easement from an existing thirty-foot (30’) private right-of-way, Sandy Ford Lane.  Sandy Ford Lane connects directly to Opal Road (Route 687).


The property is zoned Rural Agricultural (RA).  The subject property has the subdivision potential to be divided into four (4) lots.  The property is located on the south side of Sandy Ford Road (private street) and south of Opal Road (Route 687).  Currently, the applicants access their property via Sandy Ford Road.


The Applicants’ justification is included as Attachment 1. The proposed plat, located at Attachment 2, illustrates the access to the lots. 


Planning Commission Action:


On January 27, 2005, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the applicants’ waiver of Section 7-302 1.B. of the Zoning Ordinance.  The Planning Commission staff report is available upon request.



Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:


Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals affected by this request:




1.      Applicant’s Letter of Justification

2.      Proposed Lot Layout