Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Brookside Communites, LLC and Brookside Partners, LLC

March 18, 2002

Staff Lead:


Frederick P.D. Carr

Community Development

Topic: Brookside/Brookside Farms Residential Subdivision - Concurrent Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Special Exception Applications


The applicant is proposing to develop a 975-lot residential subdivision in the New Baltimore Service District on approximately 900 acres of land.  The assemblage of land includes the former Waterfield site (currently approved for 667 dwelling units in a PRD zoning district) along with other adjacent lands (Gerber tracts, etc.) that are zoned R-1 (Residential).  The former Waterfield site is now referred to as Brookside Farm, while the R-1 land is referred to as Brookside.  

The applicant is seeking the following approvals in association with their companion proposal for a rezoning amendment and preliminary subdivision: 

1)      A Comprehensive Plan Amendment to extend public sewer into a non-sewered area of the New Baltimore Service District.  This application applies to Brookside. 

2)      Special Exception applications to reduce the amount of open space required (Brookside), to allow for floodplain crossings and floodplain uses (Brookside and Brookside Farm) and to allow the construction of public utility facilities (Brookside and Brookside Farm.)

 The associated proffer amendment application for the former Waterfield site is discussed under a separate agenda request item.  In addition, the applicant has filed a preliminary subdivision plat; however, that request will not be forwarded until the Board of Supervisors acts on the other requests. 

The applicant has requested that these combined applications be tracked concurrently through the public hearing process.  Because of the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment, this means the Board of Supervisors has one year from the application acceptance date (May 30, 2001) to make a decision, unless the applicant agrees to additional postponements. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

 Hold a public hearing and consider the public comment.  Staff recommends a postponement of any decision at this time in order to allow the applicant to respond to unresolved issues associated with proffers and transportation impacts, and to allow Supervisors Weeks’ citizen-based Scott District Council to make final recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.  Because the applicant has stated that all of the combined application must be approved or denied in total, action on the components addressed in this report is not recommended at this time.


For the Board of Supervisors’ information, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this request on September 25, 2001, and unanimously voted to recommend denial of the combined applications on December 20, 2001.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

 There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:



1.      Staff Report