Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

March 9, 2006

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution to Amend the Land Lease Agreement with Midland Development Corporation for T-Hangars #1 and #2 at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

Topic Description:

The Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on this request on January 12, 2006.  Following the public hearing, staff reviewed with building and zoning officials the process for reviewing the potential location of a business in a t-hangar, and included their suggestions in the guidelines that will be used to evaluate requests to operate a business in these two t-hangars.  The original land lease agreement for the development of t-hangars limited the use of the property to the storage of light civilian aircraft.  In April 2005, the lease was modified to allow the development of air charter business operations with in a t-hangar.  With the continued growth of the Airport, the Airport Committee has received requests to allow the use of hangar space for other businesses, such as specialized maintenance services and avionics.


Rather than bring each requested change to the Board of Supervisors for a required public hearing, the Airport Committee and staff have drafted guidelines for conducting business activities in hangar buildings and requests that the Board of Supervisors allow the Airport Committee and County Administrator the authority to approve businesses that are consistent with these guidelines.  Attached are the guidelines that have been approved by the Airport Committee and County staff.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The expansion of small business opportunities at the Airport has the potential to increase County revenue.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Committee Members