A Resolution to Adopt CPAM10-XX-003A Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Chapter 6 – Service Districts and Chapter 10 – Transportation to Designate Land Within its Service District Boundaries to be Subject to the “Compact or Suburban Area” Requirements of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Secondary Street Acceptance Regulations

WHEREAS, VDOT enacted the Secondary Street Acceptance Regulations on July 1, 2009; and

WHEREAS, that action has resulted in “Area Types” associated with existing and planned population and development scale and setting design and connectivity principles for these categories; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan expressed that Service Districts will be where our more compact and traditional town or village scale residential densities and business development will occur; and

WHEREAS, in the Service Districts such growth can be more effectively served through public facilities, services and utilities, be provided an interconnected public street network (including multi-purpose paths and sidewalks), and be more effectively connected to open spaces, parks and schools; and

WHEREAS, “Compact and Suburban Area Types” described in these enacted state regulations better fulfill the connectivity, pedestrian accommodation and more traditional streets the County envisions in its Service Districts; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors initiated an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan on October 8, 2009 to align the VDOT Secondary Street Acceptance Regulations with the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on January 28, 2010 and unanimously recommended that the associated text amendments be adopted as presented; and

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

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors finds that these Comprehensive Plan Amendments support good planning practice and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it  

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2010, That it adopts the amendments identified in CPAM10-XX-003 for Chapter 6 – Service Districts and Chapter 10 – Transportation as reflected in Attachments 3 and 4 of this agenda item.


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