ORDINANCE

A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 3-314 TO PERMIT MOTOR VEHICLE IMPOUNDMENT FACILITIES AND TOWING COMPANIES IN COMMERCIAL HIGHWAY (C-2) DISTRICTS BY SPECIAL PERMIT AND TO CHANGE SUCH USES PERMITTED BY-RIGHT IN COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD (C-1) TO USES ALLOWED BY SPECIAL PERMIT AND TO ADD A NEW SECTION 5-1407 ESTABLISHING CONDITIONS FOR SUCH USES

            WHEREAS, on January 25, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on February 15, 2007, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors unanimously recommending approval; and  

            WHEREAS, on April 12, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

            WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to Sections 3-314 and 5-1407 supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of April 2007, That Sections 3-314 and 5-1407 be, and are hereby, amended as follows:  

 

5-1407                         Motor Vehicle Impoundment, Towing Business

1.   Storage of vehicles may not occur in any required yard.

2.   All such uses shall be provided with safe, convenient access to a public street.  If any outdoor area is located contiguous to a street, ingress and egress shall be provided only through driveway openings in the curb or similarly controlled by other means appropriate to the design of the abutting street.

3.   All outdoor areas used for parking, storage, loading, display and driveways shall be constructed and maintained with an all-weather dustless surface.

4.   Such facilities shall not be lighted at any time other than during the same hours that the facility is open for business, except for necessary security lighting.

5.   Impoundment areas shall be fenced.

6.   In the C-1 and C-2 zoning districts, impoundment areas shall be located and/or buffered to be entirely screened from view from the adjoining properties and streets.

 

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