15, 2003, this application was forwarded to the Board of
Supervisors for public hearing, and was remanded back to the
Planning Commission. At that time, the Lee District
Supervisor advised the applicant to reduce the number of
lots and the project’s development scale to be consistent
with the Bealeton Service District Plan.
applicant made no changes to the application from December
15, 2003 to the Planning Commission’s February 19, 2004
meeting. After reconsideration of the application, the
Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of
the Plan Amendment, the Rezoning and the Floodplain Crossing
Special Exceptions associated with the proposal.
applicant proposes to develop +105 acres of land
presently designated for very low intensity and low density
residential to medium density residential uses. The
property is located between Remington and Bealeton, and had
been planned as a green buffer between the two service
applicant seeks a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, a Special
Exception to cross a floodplain with a road, and a variety
of stormwater management facilities, and a Rezoning from RA
(Rural Agricultural) to PRD (Planned Residential District).
specifically, the applicant proposes to develop about 89
acres, outside of floodplains, with 199 single family lots.
The lots would range from 1/7 – 1/5 acre, 5,400 to 8,500
square feet in size. Additionally, the applicant proposes
to develop two lots, totaling 2 acres, in commercial uses.
As proposed, the property would be developed in 5 phases,
with no more than 50 lots developed in any one calendar
this development, the applicant proposes that the County
extend public water and sewer service to the west of Craig
Run in the Bealeton Service District, and that the County
designate this location for higher density housing and
retail uses. If the plan amendment and rezoning were
approved, the applicant would proffer:
$783,000 to be allocated for schools and public
Donate some 205 acres of land, on the west side of
19, 2004, the Planning Commission reconsidered the unchanged
application and concluded that its earlier recommendation of
denial remained valid. Accordingly, the Planning Commission
voted unanimously to refer the application to the Board of
Supervisors with a recommendation of denial on the same,
earlier grounds: that the application was not consistent
with the recently adopted Bealeton Service District Plan and
had failed to justify why the Plan should be changed; that
the proposed density was too high; and that the application
generated a variety of unanswered and unresolved
transportation and technical issues.
application has not changed since December 15, 2003, the
staff report from that date is attached. After the Planning
Commission February meeting, the applicant submitted a
letter to the County (dated February 20, 2004; attached for
Board of Supervisors reference) which explains that no
project changes can occur.