RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE DATE FOR PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO CREATE A MARSHALL GATEWAY SPECIAL DISTRICT (MG) AS SECTION 4-1000, THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT (CPAM08-MA-006) TO CHAPTER 6 TO DESIGNATE APPROXIMATELY 26 ACRES TO MIXED USE ON THE MARSHALL LAND USE PLAN, AND TO REZONE (REZN08-MA-006) APPROXIMATELY 25 ACRES FROM RESIDENTIAL – 4 (R-4) TO MARSHALL GATEWAY SPECIAL DISTRICT (MG)

WHEREAS, the Marshall Service District Committee is in the process of preparing recommended refinements to the Marshall Service District Plan; and

WHEREAS, recommendations regarding the entranceways into the unincorporated Town of Marshall are representative of the considered plan changes; and

WHEREAS, the Committee is contemplating that the gateway(s) to Marshall should be planned as a walkable mixed use community with appropriate commercial and residential development including residential units above commercial storefronts; and

WHEREAS, on May 8, 2008, the Board of Supervisors initiated: (1) Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to create a Marshall Gateway Special District (MG) as Section 4-1000; (2) Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM08-MA-006) to Chapter 6 – Service Districts in order to designate approximately 26 acres to Mixed Use on the Marshall Service District’s Land Use Plan, and (3) Rezone (REZN08-MA-006) approximately 25 acres from R-4 to Marshall Gateway Special District (MG); and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted public hearings on May 29, 2008 and June 26, 2008, and needs additional time to allow for public comment and to prepare its recommendations regarding the three proposed amendments; and

WHEREAS, both the Citizen Planning Committee and Planning Commission need additional work time; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2010, That the deadline for Planning Commission recommendations, regarding the above-referenced text amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance, as well as the rezoning application (REZN08-MA-006), be, and is hereby, extended to August 26, 2010.           

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