Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Rita and Lyle Schertz, Owners

Kline Operations, LLC, Applicant

March 9, 2006

Staff Lead:


Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development

Magisterial District:  Marshall


Service District:  Marshall



Preliminary Plat #PPLT05-MA-024:  Groveton Meadow, Marshall District

Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide approximately 10.47 acres into forty-two (42) single-family attached residential (townhouse) lots ranging in size from 1800 to ±3100 square feet in size.  This application represents a by-right cluster subdivision in a Residential-4 (R-4) zoning district.  Townhouses are allowed in cluster developments of R-4 zoned property, under Article 3-400 (footnote 15) of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance. 


The minimum required open space is fifty percent (50%) of the gross site area for this proposal.  The minimum lot size is 1,800 square feet, with no more than eight (8) dwelling units in a single row of contiguous townhouse units (Article 3-506.1 of the Zoning Ordinance). 


The subject parcels are located within the Marshall Service District of the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan and are required to be served by public water and sewer, which should be supplied by the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA). If the proposal is approved, a Major Site Plan shall be required pursuant to Article 3-301.1.b of the Zoning Ordinance.  A copy of the applicant’s proposed Preliminary Plat is located in Attachment 1.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On January 26, 2006, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Groveton Meadow Preliminary Plan subject to the conditions noted below:


  1. The Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the Preliminary Plat entitled “Groveton Meadow” dated February 1, 2005, last revised January 17, 2006 and received in the Planning Office on January 18, 2006, except as modified by these conditions.  This approval is for a maximum of forty-two (42) single-family attached residential lots. 


2.      Prior to final subdivision approval, evidence that offsite easements for water and sanitary sewer lines have been obtained shall be provided.


3.      An overlot grading plan that shows downspout locations shall be provided as part of the Final Construction Plans.


4.      Proof of provisions for adequate fire flow shall be required with the first submission of the Final Construction Plans.


5.      To assure constructability, the horizontal design of the interparcel connector (to the west) shall be provided with the final construction plans.  The design shall show that the connector can be built in the next property.  (N/R Embrey)


6.      This project shall meet the requirements of the County Design Facilities Manual adopted on October 13, 2005.


7.      The proposed trail shall be constructed by the applicant at the time of all Route 55 (East Main Street) right-of-way improvements as reflected in the Preliminary Plat.


8.      Any utilities that are installed within an existing and/or proposed state maintained road shall be in conformance with VDOT standards.


9.      The applicant agrees they shall conform to the architectural drawings included in the Preliminary Plat.



The following map illustrates that the subject properties, which are in the Marshall Service District, are located on the south side of Main Street (Route 55), just west of its intersection with Old Stockyard Road.



Preliminary Plat