ATTACHMENT 2

SUMMARY OF ZONING ORDINANCE STANDARDS

FOR CLASS A, B, AND C EVENTS

Class A Events

No Class A event or activity shall have more than fifty thousand (50,000) cumulative attendees per event. No Class A event or activity shall exceed three (3) days in length. No special exception shall be granted allowing more than nine (9) Class A events or activities on the property subject to the special exception in any one calendar year. Class A events in excess of nine per year or lasting more than three days shall require special permit approval for each event.

Sites eligible for Class A events and shall contain a minimum of 200 acres and have a minimum of 2,000 feet of frontage on a road designated by the County as a major collector (or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan, unless the Board of Supervisors or the Board of Zoning Appeals finds that the type and amount of traffic generated by the facility is such that it will not cause an undue impact on the neighbors or adversely affect safety of road usage. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this paragraph, the Board of Supervisors may approve a special exception on a site of less than 200 acres or less than 2,000 feet of frontage upon findings that less restrictive standards do not negatively impact any other general or specific standards contained in Article 5 for this use and will serve the purposes of promoting public health, safety, and welfare to an equivalent degree.

Class B Events

No Class B field event or activity shall have more than 5,000 cumulative attendees per event. No special exception shall be granted allowing more than twelve (12) events in any one calendar

year. No Class B event shall exceed three (3) days in length. Class B events having greater than 5,000 attendees or in excess of twelve (12) events per year or lasting more than three (3) days shall require special permit approval for such event.

Sites eligible for Class B events and activities shall contain a minimum of 100 acres and have a minimum of 500 feet of frontage on a road designated by the County as a major collector (or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan unless the Board of Supervisors or the Board of Zoning Appeals find that the type and amount of traffic generated by the facility is such that it will not cause an undue impact on the neighbors or adversely affect safety of road usage. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this paragraph, the Board of Supervisors may approve a special exception on a site of less than 100 acres or less than 500 feet of frontage or upon findings that less restrictive standards do not negatively impact any other general or specific standard contained in Article 5 for this use and will serve the purposes of promoting public health, safety, and welfare to an equivalent degree.

Class C Events

No Class C field event or activity shall have more than 1,000 cumulative attendees per event and no Class C event shall exceed three (3) days in length. Class C events that have more than 1,000 attendees or last more than three days shall require special permit approval for each event.

Sites eligible for Class C events and activities shall contain a minimum of 50 acres and have a minimum of 300 feet of frontage on a road designated by the County as a major collector (or higher) in the Comprehensive Plan unless the Board of Supervisors finds that the type and amount of traffic generated by the facility is such that it will not cause an undue impact on the neighbors or adversely affect safety of road usage. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this paragraph, the Board of Supervisors may approve a special exception on a site of less than 50 acres or less than 300 feet of frontage upon findings that less restrictive standards do not negatively impact any other general or specific standard contained in Article 5 for this use and will serve the purposes of promoting public health, safety, and welfare to an equivalent degree.

Vehicular Racing

Vehicular racing, commercial horse racing and permanent horse training stables shall not be permitted. (Commercial horse racing is defined as a permanent horse racing track with permanent covered seating and which is operated for ten consecutive days or more at a time. Permanent horse stables are defined as any stable regularly used for the exercise of horses used in commercial racing.)

Field Sports

Field sports are those outdoor sports activities which may be conducted on or within open field areas without the use of an enclosed stadium or area for spectators such as cross country running, track and field, soccer, football, frisbee, kite flying, fly casting, field hockey, rugby, hot air ballooning, softball, golf ball driving, dog trials and the disciplines of Triathlon, Pentathlon and Decathlon.

Structures

No structure shall be located closer than 100 feet to any lot line.

Notice of Events

The special exception holder shall provide adequate security, emergency, traffic control, sanitation and refreshment services at every Class A, B, or C event or activity. At least thirty (30) days prior to holding the event the holder of the special exception for the property upon which the event will be held shall provide to the Zoning Administrator written proof, including copies of any permits or licenses if required, from the following agencies that control traffic, security, emergency services and on-site sanitary and refreshment facilities are adequate for the size and the type of the event or activity to be held:

  • Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Fauquier County Emergency Services Coordinator
  • Fauquier County Health Department

Other Code Requirements

All requirements of the Fauquier County Code, including this ordinance, which pertain to limitations and exhibitions on noise in the applicable zoning districts shall be complied with by the holder of the special exception.

Retail Sales

Any retail sales conducted on the property shall either be (a) accessory and incidental to the permitted activity or (b) conducted by and for the benefit of nonprofit, tax exempt organizations whose principal offices are located within the County. At least thirty-days prior to holding an event the holder of the special exception for the property upon which the event will be held shall provide to the Zoning Administrator the name, address and a contact person for each individual, group association, partnership or corporation which is expected to conduct retail sales at the event.