applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat
to divide ± 133 acres zoned RA (Rural Agriculture) into three
single-family detached lots and a residue parcel.
As proposed, the lots range in size from approximately
2.05 acres to approximately 3.82 acres.
A companion administrative division will create an
additional three lots from the residue parcel.
The parcel is located on the northwest side of Wilson
Road (Route 691) south of its intersection with Cannonball Gate
Road (Route 628). A
new public street will be constructed to provide access and the
required frontage for the lots proposed with this application.
That road will continue as a private street to provide
access for the lots created through the administrative process.
Eighty-five percent of the parcel is 112.924 acres,
which must remain in one non-common open space parcel.
There is one additional lot available for development,
based on the sliding scale; however, if that lot is developed it
will necessitate a central water system unless a special
exception is approved.
At the request of the Planning Commission and an
adjoining property owner, the applicant has voluntarily agreed
to provide a fifty-foot tree preservation area on the lots that
share a common property line with a parcel in the
Marshall-Warrenton Agricultural and Forestal District and along
Wilson Road. The
applicant has revised the preliminary plat to reflect the buffer
along Wilson Road as provided for in condition K.
9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that
preliminary plats acted on by the Planning Commission shall be
referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly
scheduled meeting. If
the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referrals, the
preliminary plat shall be deemed approved or denied in
accordance with the action of the Planning Commission.