A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE Fauquier Christian Church: SEAM09-CR-003 & SPPT09-CR-014 Applicant Wishes to Amend a Previously Approved Special Exception for an Open Space Reduction to Change the Authorized Use and Obtain a Special Permit for the Construction of a Place of Worship

WHEREAS, Jesse Jones Jr. and Beverly J. Grantham Jones, Trustees, owners and Jeffrey Wickert, applicant, are seeking a Special Exception Amendment and Special Permit in order to construct a place of worship; and

WHEREAS, on December 10, 2008 and January 29, 2009 the Fauquier County Planning Commission held public hearings on the proposed Special Exception Amendment and Special Permit and unanimously recommended approval of the application, subject to conditions; and

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2009, the Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-600 and 5-2600; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of March 2009, That SEAM09-CR-003 & SPPT09-CR-014 be, and are hereby approved, subject to the following conditions:

  1. This Special Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.
  2. This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses (place of worship) indicated on the Special Exception Plat titled Concept Plan as approved with this application, as qualified by these development conditions.
  3. All lighting shall be in conformance with the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance and positioned downward, inward and shielded to eliminate glare from all adjacent properties.
  4. The applicant shall comply with all applicable water and sewage treatment standards as determined by the Virginia Department of Health.
  5. Drainfields shall not be located in FEMA 100-year floodplain.
  6. A Site Plan is required per Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance Sections 3-306.
  7. Stormwater management and BMPs shall be required for the site.
  8. The applicant shall meet landscape and buffering requirements pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance.
  9. The maximum number of attendees at the facility shall be 255.
  10. The entrance shall meet minimum sight distance and entrance requirements in accordance with the VDOT Minimum Standard of Entrances to State Highways, including turn lane improvements, as required.
  11. Since public water supply is unavailable, arrangements shall be made to comply with a nationally recognized standard such as NFPA 1142 Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting.
  12. A jurisdictional determination will be required at the Site Plan phase.
  13. Due to the proposed construction on soil map units with a high shrink-swell potential and low bearing capacity, a geotechnical study is recommended to determine appropriate construction of roads and foundations.
  14. The water supply shall meet all Virginia Department of Health requirements for a public water supply.
  15. An erosion and sediment control plan must be developed and submitted for approval with the Site Plan.
  16. Prime Farmland shall be preserved to the maximum extent possible.
  17. The applicant shall provide additional screening between the parking area and the accessway and between the proposed church and the property boundaries to create a visual buffer between the parking areas and the neighboring Mennonite Church and help soften the hardscape, complementing the rural character of surrounding development.
  18. The applicant is encouraged to explore the use of passive solar heating & lighting as well as geothermal technology for the church building.

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