RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION INITIATING A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 8 TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL BUILDING SIGNAGE ON LARGE BUILDINGS SET BACK FROM THE STREET WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL

             WHEREAS, it is appropriate to amend the Zoning Ordinance to refine signage requirements for commercial and industrial uses; and

             WHEREAS, Fauquier County seeks to provide clearer and more flexible zoning regulations in support of business development in the County; and

             WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendments to Section 8-1501 supports good zoning practice, convenience and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of March 20076, That amendments to Section 8-1501 related to signage in commercial and industrial zones is hereby initiated and referred to the Planning Commission for public hearing and recommendation; and, be it

             RESOLVED FURTHER, That the following represents the proposed changes for consideration:

           

PART 15                                8-1500             COMMERCIAL ZONES AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES

8-1501

 1.   Total Sign Area:

 A.  In areas zoned as designated Villages:  on properties housing only one (1) tenant, the total maximum allowable sign area will not exceed two (2) square feet of area for each of the first twenty-five (25) linear feet of building frontage.  No total sign area, however, shall exceed seventy-five (75) square feet in area.

 B.  Outside areas zoned as designated Villages:

(1)  Fronting a primary highway:oOn properties housing only one (1) tenant, the total maximum allowable sign area will not exceed two (2) square feet of area for each of the first fifty (50) linear feet of building frontage, plus one (1) square foot of sign area for each linear foot over fifty (50) linear feet of building frontage.  No total sign area, however, shall exceed 150 square feet in area except that additional signage up to the maximum established in the first sentence may be authorized by special exception for buildings larger than 100,000 square feet provided that any sign larger than 150 square feet shall be set back from all streets at least (1) one foot for each (1) one square foot of sign.

 (2)  On properties housing more than one (1) tenant, A or B above will apply to the frontage allocable to each tenant.

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