and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this
request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the
Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and
regulations. Staff and referral agency findings,
comments, and recommendations are summarized below.
The Zoning Office has provided the following comments:
1. The following standards are required to be considered in
evaluating the Special Exception application:
A. 5-006, General Standards.
B. 5-1102 Standards for All Category 11 Uses.
C. 5-1105 Additional Standards for Libraries and
Public Safety Facilities
2. Site plan approval is required for the proposed project.
The concept plan appears generally consistent
with Zoning Ordinance regulations, but please note that
the proposed plan may require adjustments during site
plan process to meet the Zoning Ordinance requirements:
Buffers and Landscaping. Minimum
buffering and landscaping requirements are established
by Section 7-600 of the Zoning Ordinance. It does not
appear that the landscaping requirements are met on the
concept plan but rather shared by the adjoining Bishop’s
Run property to the north. These requirements will be
evaluated at site plan and will require a
Landscape/Buffer Yard Modification to be approved. The
approval of this plan does not constitute approval of
the buffer yard width.
The Engineering Office has provided the following
An oil/grit separator is to be provided as an
inline treatment before runoff from the refueling area
enters any type of BMP/SWM facility.
Stormwater management BMP’s will be required for
Office has provided the following comments:
approximately 30 percent of the site is mapped soils are
rated poor for general development using central sewer
and water, the site is close to the head of the
drainageway where probability of flooding and
concentrated runoff is greatly reduced. The remainder
of the site is rated fair to good for general
development using central water and sewer.
Transportation – VDOT Concerns:
VDOT has provided the following comments:
Provide sight distance profile for both entrances
using a 50 mph design speed.
Curb and gutter on Route 676 must be CG-7 due to the
50 mph design speed.
Show the location of the entrance to the Bishop’s
Run commercial site. It appears that due to the
proximity of the two entrances, curb and gutter will
need to be tied together.
Line up the entrance with the school entrance; label
the school entrance.
Include vehicle trips per day. There appear to be a
lot of parking spaces proposed for the small number
of employees that are indicated will use the
fueling station has been shown for the facility, but
it is not clear if this is just for the fire station
use. The vehicles trips per day needs to include
any trips associated with this use.
and Emergency Services:
The current station’s location at Route 29 creates a
traffic hazard when emergency apparatus are responding
from the station. This interrupts traffic flow to the
point that many minor traffic accidents have occurred.
The new location is most attractive for many reasons.
First, the site acquisition is through a proffer to
include site grading and utilities such as sewer and
water. Next is the proximity. The location at Riley Rd/
Bishop’s Run provides for many safe ingress and egress
routes for our emergency units responding. It is quick
to Route 29 at a more visible and wider crossover, the
access to Vint Hill is closer as are other routes and
developments such as Brookside. Several other sites have
been evaluated since 1999 to include renovation of the
existing site. The Bishop’s Run site is by far the best