COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
NOVEMBER 29, 2001
SUBDIVISION PLAN #PP02-S-02
STAFF PLANNER: Elizabeth Cook
applicant is proposing a six (6)-lot subdivision adjacent to Old Bust
Head Road. A new public
street is proposed to serve all lots.
The property is located in the New Baltimore Service District:
Non-Sewered Area with Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (WSA)
water available. Comments
from WSA have yet to be received. The
applicant is proposing to serve the lots with individual drainfields and
and Agency Review
of the date of this report, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT),
the County Engineer, the County Soil Scientist, and the Health
Department have identified issues that the applicant has not had the
opportunity to address. These
issues include the following:
Location of an easement of right-of-way (Carrot Road) on the site
as noted in the VDOT comments.
Number and location of stormwater management and water treatment
The site entrance location as it relates to grade and excavation.
Stormwater runoff and drainage impacts of the proposed entrance
A soils report needs to be submitted that meets the County
Health Department review of the proposed individual drainfields
Location of the closest public water service.
recommends that the Planning Commission postpone action on this request
to allow the applicant time to address the outstanding issues.
and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for
conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other
relevant policies and regulations. Staff
findings, comments and recommendations, as well as referral agency
subject property is zoned R-1 (Residential) which allows a density of
0.9 dwelling units per acre. The
proposed subdivision would result in a density of 0.7 dwelling units per
acre, thereby meeting the required density limit.
final construction plans will need to comply with the Zoning Ordinance
landscaping requirements. The
Zoning Office comments are included as Attachment
applicant is proposing to access the subdivision via a new street
indicated on the preliminary plat as William Way.
The applicant's representative has been notified that an
alternative name will be needed, as there is an existing William Drive
in the county. The Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT) indicates that the ADC Street Map
Book identifies a Carrot Road at the location of the proposed
development. The County
street name atlas does not identify Carrot Road, so the applicant will
need to clarify this issue for County staff and VDOT.
VDOT comments are included as Attachment
3 and address dedication and road design issues that will be
required prior to approval of final construction plans and final record
property is located within the Occoquan Watershed; therefore stormwater
management (SWM) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) will need to be
addressed with the final construction plans.
The County Engineer indicates the preliminary subdivision does
not make provision for all of these required facilities.
See Attachment 4 for
the County Engineer's Comments. An
adjoining property owner has raised concerns to County staff about the
location of one of the SWM/BMP facilities, which is immediately adjacent
to his property. Staff has
advised the applicant's representative of this concern and other issues
noted by the adjoining property owner.
County Engineer has concerns about the subdivision entrance from Old
Bust Head Road as it relates to roadway grade, the amount of clearing
and excavation needed, stormwater runoff and drainage from the road and
entrance, and the number of mature trees that will be removed with the
proposed entrance location. It
is recommended that the applicant explore the possibility of utilizing
the existing driveway location as a point of access to the site.
addition, the County Engineer notes that the lot configurations for
proposed lots 2 through 6 are irregularly shaped and recommends a more
conventional lot shape.
the County Soil Scientist has indicated that the preliminary plat does
not provide adequate soils information and should not be approved as
Water and Sewer
applicant is proposing to serve the site with individual wells.
As of the date of this report, the Department of Community
Development has not received comments from the WSA regarding the use of
individual wells in this area where public water is available.
However, this project may be somewhat removed from the nearest
public water line available for connection.
This parcel is located in the non-sewered area of the New Baltimore Service District and the applicant is proposing to use individual drainfields. However, the Health Department indicates that an application has not been received in its office and therefore has not addressed the preliminary plat. See Attachment 5 for the Health Department comments.