A Resolution to Approve MIDLAND
cHRISTIAN ACADEMY: SPEX05‑CR‑029; spex06-cr-012; sppt06-cr-020 (SCHOOL
and SPEX05-CR-035 (PRIVATE
WHEREAS, the Midland Church of the Brethren, Owner and JFT-AIA,
applicant, is seeking Special Exception approval for continued operation
and expansion of Midland Christian Academy; and
WHEREAS, the applicant seeks to amend a previously approved Special
Exception to allow for an increased capacity of students/administration
and to construct new school facilities for up to 567 students and staff
to include the addition of grades 5 through high school as well as
preschool expansion; and
WHEREAS, this expansion requires a private sewerage system; and
WHEREAS, this assemblage of parcels identified are identified as PINs:
7900-43-3970-000, 7900-44-3251-000, 7900-43-0673-000 and
WHEREAS, four discrete
applications are proposed:
SPEX05-CR-029 - Category 5 Special Exception amendment requesting
an increased capacity of students and expansion of school facilities.
The original application SE96-CR-06
was approved on May 21, 1996;
SPEX06-CR-012 - Category 5 Special Exception requesting approval
of a high school; not to exceed 100 students and 10 staff;
SPPT06-CR-020 - Category 5 Special Permit for expansion of the
pre-school facility not to exceed 120 students and 12 staff members;
SPEX05-CR-035 - Category 20
Special Exception request for approval of a commercial private sewerage
system serving the school site with a maximum capacity of 5,800 gallons
per day; and
WHEREAS, on February 16, 2006, the Fauquier County Planning Commission
held a public hearing on the proposed Special Exception and unanimously
recommended approval of the application, subject to conditions; and
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2006, the Board of
Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors
has determined that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning
Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-500, and 5-2002; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County
Board of Supervisors this 9th day of March 2006, That
SPEX05-CR-029; SPEX06-CR-012; SPPT06-CR-020 and SPEX05-CR-035 be, and
are hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:
- This Special
Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this
application and is not transferable to other land.
- This Special
Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or
uses indicated on the Special Exception Plat approved with this
application, as qualified by these development conditions.
- Pursuant to Zoning
Ordinance Article 12, a Site Plan shall be required for any
expansion to the school’s operation.
- This approval
allows for facility expansion to accommodate preschool (age 2
through 4), primary, middle and high school students at Midland
Christian Academy (MCA).
- Temporary shared
use of existing facilities with the preschool and pre-kindergarten
shall continue until such time that a future expansion of the
adjacent Midland Church of the Brethren can accommodate the
preschool and pre-kindergarten.
- The proposed
multipurpose facility shall serve as a meeting place for various
school and church organizations. The attendance capacity for this
space shall not exceed 400 people.
- The preschool
program shall continue to offer a variety of enrollment options from
2-days per week, 3-days per week, 5-days per week, full time pre-K,
and part-time pre-K. Preschool, pre-K and kindergarten classes are
all half day programs.
- Students in 1st
grade through high school shall be considered full day programs.
MCA school operation shall be limited to preschool through twelfth
grade with a maximum enrollment of 300 elementary and middle school
students (pre-kindergarten through eighth grade) plus 25 staff; 100
high school students plus 10 staff; and 120 preschool students plus
Hours of school operation shall be limited from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday. However, the multipurpose facility is
not subject to these hours of operation and it may be used seven (7)
days per week.
- MCA shall have the
option to provide before and after school care for children
attending its school. The hours of operation shall start at 8:00
a.m. (before school) and continue after school, including sports and
extracurricular activities, until 5:00 p.m.
For outdoor recreation, the number of children that may use the
space at any one time is based on the size of the fenced area and
the child’s school year as follows: preschool shall have 100 square
feet of space per child using the recreational area at any one time;
kindergarten through grade 3 shall have 200 square feet of space per
child using the recreational area at any one time; and grade 4
through 12 shall have 430 square feet per child using the
recreational area at any one time.
The circular drive shall be one-way directional with the north
access designated as the point of ingress and the south access
designated as the point of egress. The direction shall be adequately
marked through a combination of signage and pavement markings.
A pedestrian walkway shall be constructed to connect the southern
most parking area with the proposed school buildings. This walkway
shall meet ADA requirements.
All areas designated for outdoor recreation shall be fully fenced.
Since a public water supply is unavailable, arrangements shall be
made to provide water at this site in accordance with a nationally
recognized standard such as NFPA 1142 Standard on Water Supplies for
Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting.
All school accreditation requirements shall be in conformance with
- The applicant
shall vacate the property lines indicated on the Special Exception
Plat as “eradicated property lines” prior to submittal of a Site
- The school may
phase its building expansion but shall construct its commercial
private sewerage treatment facility when the student population (and
its daily sewage capacity) equals the maximum gallons per day as
indicated on its approved Health Department permit.
The proposed buildings shall be in keeping with the materials of
the intrinsic buildings of southern Fauquier County. Two-story building
heights shall be kept as low as possible. Materials shall include the
use of field stone, stucco or board siding and similar materials.
The applicant shall provide VDOT a
minimum of 25 feet of right-of-way dedication from the
centerline of the road to the property line, across the front of the
property on Route 602.
The applicant shall comply with all
VDOT entrance requirements or improvements.
School access shall be form Old
Carolina Road (Route 602). Route 28 shall not be allowed as
ingress/egress for the school.
Soils with a moderate or higher shrink-swell rating are present; a
geotechnical study shall be required with the Site Plan submittal.
Soil map units with potential for hydric soil inclusions are
present; a jurisdictional wetlands delineation and determination
shall be required prior to site disturbance.