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.