The proposed private streets, based upon
anticipated traffic generation volume, would adequately
serve the lots to be developed and provide sufficient
emergency vehicle access to the subdivision, and
demonstration that adequate provisions will be made to
provide for continuing maintenance and repair of the streets
by a homeowners association. For any subdivision with 80
lots or more, a traffic impact analysis must be provided to
establish the justification of the request.
Limitations for private streets, as set forth in Section
7-302 are as follows:
Private streets within a development shall be
limited to those streets which are not required or designed
to provide access to adjacent properties or the remainder of
the tract being developed or other streets as determined by
The private street must connect directly to a
state maintained street.
The right-of-way must be a minimum of fifty
(50) feet in width.
Streets traversing lots – No private street
shall be approved which traverses a lot except along the
boundaries of such lot or except where the portions of the
lot on either side of the new street satisfy the minimum
requirements of this Ordinance for the creation of lots.
Staff and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this
request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the
Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and
The County Engineer’s Office has reviewed the Special
Exception Plat and has the following comments:
Special Exception is required for fill associated with
Public and Type 1 streets crossing the floodplains.
crossing a floodplain, impacts should be minimized as
much as possible. The proposed crossing should be at the
narrow part of the floodplain. The proposed crossing
appears to be at the confluence of two (2) streams and
is impacting as much as 500 feet of floodplain. It
appears that the road should be relocated to a less
there wetlands? The soils map indicates that there may
be wetlands present. State and Federal permits may be
grades are not to exceed 10%.
Provide a typical section for the road. County standards
require a 20 foot paved road.
culverts are required to pass the 10-year storm. It
appears that the drainage area to the proposed culverts
is in excess of 1000 acres. The proposed 24-inch
culverts will not be adequate.
The proposed lot does not appear to have the required street
The Virginia Department of Transportation has reviewed the
revised Special Exception Plat and has provided the
The plat needs to indicate the right-of-way width of Route
17 and indicate the distance from the centerline or edge of
pavement to the property line. The distance to the nearest
intersection should be shown.
Prior to Final Plat approval the applicant shall design and
construct a standard two-way commercial entrance with a
A deceleration lane along State Route 17 shall be designed
and constructed. The lanes shall have a length of 200 feet
and a taper of 150 feet.
Zoning Office Considerations
At the time
of preparation of this document, there were no comments from
the Fauquier County Zoning Office.