COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
MARCH 28, 2002
EXCEPTION CASE #SEA 02-CR-04
COUNTY OF FAUQUIER, AIRPORT COMMITTEE
Board of Supervisors approved the current special exception for the
aerobatics competition at the airport in May of 2001.
The competition is sanctioned by the Federal Aviation
Administration and conducted by the local chapter of the International
Aerobatics Club. Timing of
the competition would be between May and October of each year, depending
on the scheduling of similar activities at other locations within the
Mid-Atlantic region. The event would be scheduled for a weekend, from Friday until
Sunday, with an attendance of approximately 100 spectators. There would be no new structures associated with this use and
existing facilities would be utilized.
No structure or area associated with this use is less than 100 feet
to any lot line.
of the original conditions of approval states that Sunday activities
cannot start prior to 12:30 p.m. so as not to interfere with local church
services in the area. At this
time, the applicant is requesting that the hours be amended so that
non-spectator activities could start at 8:00 a.m. and conclude no later
than 8:00 p.m. For Sunday
activities, the applicant is proposing modified language that would allow
non-spectator events to start at 8:00 a.m., with a break between 11:00
a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The
applicant maintains that this would still be in keeping with the original
intent of limiting interference on local church service, while also
allowing the applicant the flexibility to complete the competition events
within a one-weekend time period.
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the incorporation of the proposed development conditions found at
Attachment 1, it is staff’s evaluation that this application is in
substantial conformance with the Comprehensive Plan and the applicable
Zoning Ordinance provisions.
the Planning Commission choose to recommend approval of SEA 02-CR-4, staff
recommends that such action be subject to the proposed development
conditions found at Attachment 1, and dated March 28, 2002.
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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
The Health Department has indicated no objection to the proposal, provided that toilet facilities and handwashing facilities are provided for public spectators in accordance with Health Department provisions.