No action is necessary, unless a majority of
the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision
application. On March 30, 2006, the Planning Commission
voted to approve the Colonial Downs Preliminary Plat
including the waiver of Section 5-8, subject to the
Final Plat shall be in general conformance with the
Preliminary Plat entitled “Colonial Downs” dated
September 16, 2005 and received in this office February
16, 2006. This approval is for a maximum of seventeen
(17) single-family residential lots.
The Preliminary Subsurface Exploration and Geotechnical
Engineering Analysis Report provided by ECS
Mid-Atlantic, LLC dated March 18, 2005 indicates that
ground water within 9 feet and a perched water table are
present on this site. The County recommends that no
below grade basements be constructed on soils with high
water table due to wetness unless the foundation
drainage system of the structure is designed by a
licensed professional engineer to assure a dry basement
and preclude wet yards and recirculation of pumped or
collected water. Unless, in the opinion of the County
Engineer, the topography of the lot in relation to the
overlot grading plan precludes grading the site to drain
the basement to daylight, all basements shall be
designed to gravity daylight without assistance from
mechanical means. All discharged water (mechanical or
gravity) shall be conveyed to the subdivision stormwater
collection system and discharged through the stormwater
management facilities. Drainage easements, where
necessary, shall be placed on the Final Plat.
For BMP compliance, qualifying open space shall be
limited to protected jurisdictional wetlands and
floodplain only; other areas do not qualify.
- Type I
Soil Map shall be inserted into plans. All
infrastructures shall be shown on Type I Soils Map.
State source as “Preliminary soils information provided
by Fauquier County Soil Scientist Office via a Type I
Soil Map (1” = 400’) date August 21, 2001”.
Drainage lines from Type I Soil Map shall be included on
Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)
shall adjust the Type I Soil Map soil lines onto
the final construction plan. This needs to be done in
the field and checked for any additional soils
information to be added to the Final Construction Plan.
signature block shall be placed on this plat for the
CPSS to sign which states:
Preliminary Soils Information Provided by the Fauquier
County Soil Scientist Office via a Type I Soil Map
(1"=400') Dated August 21, 2001.
This Virginia Certified Professional Soil Scientist has
field reviewed and adjusted the preliminary soil
information onto the final plat (1"=___') and certifies
that this is the Best Available Soils Information to
Date for Lots 1-____.
Va. Certified Professional Soil
Interpretive information from the Type I Soil Report for
each mapping unit shown on the above Final Construction
Plan shall be placed on the same sheet as the Soil Map.
Also a Symbols Legend shall be placed on the Final
Construction Plan to identify spot symbols.
Final Soil Map will be filed in the Building Department
to be used exclusively for obtaining soils information
for this proposed subdivision.
copies of this Final Soil Map with CPSS signature need
to be submitted to the Soil Scientist Office before
Final Plat approval is made.
final signature sets will require original CPSS
applicant, by letter
dated March 28, 2006, has agreed to make a voluntary
donation of $4,500 per each residential building lot
established by the Final Plat. The total donation will
be made as one lump sum payment prior to the issuance of
the first building permit. Funds contributed shall be
earmarked by the County and utilized only for the
construction of the Bealeton Connector.
following statements shall be placed on the same sheet
as the Final Soils Map:
Due to landscape position (drainageways) and high
seasonal water tables the following statement needs
to be placed on the final construction plan to be
placed in the front office of Community
Development: "The County recommends that no below
grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units
5A, 14B, 78A due to wetness unless the foundation
drainage system of the structure is designed by a
Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer. The
foundation drainlines should be daylighted for
gravity flow on all structures."
Roads built on 71B and 171C mapping units will need
to be designed to overcome the low bearing capacity
caused by the substratum of these soil types which
are high in silt.
Due to the silt content of the soils in the 14B,
71B, 73B, 73C, and 171C mapping units, these soils
are highly erosive. The erosion and sedimentation
plans need to consider more filtration practices as
compared to sedimentation. Special precaution will
need to be addressed in stabilizing the cut-banks
along the proposed road.
The following statement needs to be placed on the
Final Construction Plan: “Foundations placed in
soil mapping units that show a moderate, high, or
very high shrink-swell potential in the most recent
Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier
County, Virginia will require a geotechnical
evaluation in order to determine proper design.”
Soil mapping units 73B and 73C are usually shallow
to bedrock. The following statement needs to be
placed on the Final Construction Plan: “The County
recommends that before road or home construction
begins in soil mapping units 73B and 73C, a site
specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to
bedrock areas are identified. These areas may
require blasting if deep cuts or excavation is
Soil map units 5A, 14B, and 78A may contain hydric
soil inclusions. A wetlands determination by the
USACOE will be required prior to land disturbance.
The property is located south of Route 28
(Catlett Road) in Bealeton. The proposed subdivision is
surrounded by Edgewood East on the south side of Route 28,
with Southcoate Village being located across Route 28 to the
north. The property is in the Lee Magisterial District and
Bealeton Service District.