WHEREAS, Francis G. Fortin, Jr., owner, and Unisys, applicant, are seeking Special Exception approval to allow to allow for a government test lane facility at the former Hartwood Airport on PINs #7836-61-5517-000 and 7836-60-6238-000; and

            WHEREAS, the requested use is a Category 17 Special Exception to allow for a General Industrial use in the Rural Agricultural (RA) district on more than one (1) acre when reusing legally existing airport facilities; and

            WHEREAS, on January 28, 2010, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Special Exception request and unanimously recommended that the application be approved, subject to conditions; and

WHEREAS, on February 18, 2010, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors concurred with the Planning Commission and agreed that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006 and 5-1700; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2010, That SPEX10-CR-015 be, and is hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.          This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses as indicated on the Special Exception plat approved with the application, dated November 30, 2009 by Clark Nexsen entitled “Government Test Lane Facility at Hartwood Airport,” as qualified by these development conditions, with the exception that accessory structures as otherwise permitted in the underlying zoning district shall be permitted in accordance with the provisions in Article 6 of the Zoning Ordinance.

2.          The Special Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other lands.  Conditions of the permit shall be applicable to all successors and assigns of the applicant.

3.          The Special Exception is valid for ten (10) years.

4.          The use shall be limited to high speed (not to exceed 65 mph) and low speed vehicle testing on the existing airport runways; testing is approved for license plate readers; radioactive material testing equipment, microchip readers and similar testing equipment.

5.          There shall be no explosives or detonation of such materials on the site.

6.          The maximum number of personnel at the facility shall not exceed twenty (20) daily; this does not include the security personnel for the site. 

7.          The existing office buildings on the site may be used; no new construction of office space is allowed.

8.          Testing shall be allowed up to ten (10) days per month.

9.          General hours of operation shall be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10.      Limited evening hours shall be allowed Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., one day per month, to test equipment in nighttime conditions.

11.      A Major Site Plan is required per Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance Section 3-306.

12.      The applicant shall obtain and, as necessary, maintain all applicable federal, state, and local permits. 

13.        Stormwater management and BMPs shall be required for the site.

14.        The applicant shall submit the Preliminary Soil Report with first submission of Major Site Plan.

15.        An erosion and sediment control plan must be developed and submitted for approval with the first Major Site Plan submission.

16.        A Geotechnical investigation shall be conducted if building permits are required.

17.        A Jurisdictional Determination shall be required for land disturbance in areas mapped 13B.

18.        The applicant shall protect the installation and reserve drainfield areas with safety fence during construction.

19.      The facility lighting shall comply with the performance standards contained in Section 9-900 and 9-1000 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance.  All lighting shall be in conformance with the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance and positioned downward, inward and shielded to eliminate glare from all adjacent properties.

20.      Adequate traffic controls, as determined by VDOT, shall be established for all construction traffic and also for activities within the public right-of-way.

21.      The entrance shall meet minimum sight distance and entrance requirements in accordance with the VDOT Minimum Standard of Entrances to State Highways, including improvements, as required.

22.      The applicant shall comply with all applicable water and sewage treatment standards as determined by the Virginia Department of Health.

23.      No fuel may be stored in the existing aboveground storage tank.

24.      Any amendment or expansion of the use shall be subject to Special Exception approval.


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