Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Planning Commission


April 14, 2005

Staff Lead:



W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 7-604 to Allow the Zoning Administrator to Waive or Modify Buffer Requirements in RA and RC Districts


Topic Description:


The amendment would allow the Zoning Administrator to waive or modify buffer yard requirements in RA and RC districts when, in the opinion of the Zoning Administrator,  reasons or factors for employing buffers are not present.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.


Summary Staff Report:


This is a simple amendment to Section 7-604 of the Zoning Ordinance to allow the Zoning Administrator to waive or modify buffer requirements when they are not necessary in a particular site specific instance. On January 29, 2005, the Planning Commission initiated the text amendment and scheduled the public hearing for February 17, 2005. After the public hearing, the Planning Commission voted to recommend, to the Board of Supervisors, passage of the proposed text amendment.


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

Department of Economic Development