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