Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Brookside Communites, LLC and Brookside Partners, LLC

April 15, 2002

Staff Lead:


Frederick P.D. Carr

Community Development

Topic:  Brookside/Brookside Farms Residential Subdivision - Special Exception Applications #01-S-14, 01-S-15 and 01-S-16


The applicant is proposing to develop a 975-lot residential subdivision in the New Baltimore Service District on approximately 900 acres of land.  The assemblage of land includes the former Waterfield site (currently approved for 667 dwelling units in a PRD zoning district) along with other adjacent lands (Gerber tracts, etc.) that are zoned R-1 (Residential).  The former Waterfield site is now referred to as Brookside Farm, while the R-1 land is referred to as Brookside.   

The applicant is seeking the following special exception approvals in association with their companion proposals for a comprehensive plan amendment, rezoning amendment and preliminary subdivision: 

1)      Special Exception applications to reduce the amount of open space required (Brookside),

2)      Special Exception to allow for floodplain crossings and floodplain uses (Brookside and Brookside Farm),

3)      Special Exception to allow the construction of public utility facilities (Brookside and Brookside Farm.)


The associated proffer amendment application for the former Waterfield site is discussed under a separate agenda request item.  In addition, the applicant has filed a preliminary subdivision plat; however, that request will not be forwarded until Board action on the other requests. 

The applicant has requested that these combined applications be tracked concurrently through the public hearing process.  Because of the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment, this means the Board of Supervisors has one year from the application acceptance date (May 30, 2001) to make a decision, unless the applicant agrees to additional postponements. 

A public hearing on these cases was opened on March 18, 2002, and left open to allow for additional revisions to be made by the applicant and for additional public review and comment. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

 Continue the public hearing.  Staff recommends that the hearing be closed with a postponement of any decision at this time in order to allow the applicant to respond to unresolved issues associated with proffers and transportation impacts. Because the applicant has stated that all of the combined application must be approved or denied in total, action on the components addressed in this report is not recommended at this time; however, there are included with this report a series of draft conditions for the various special exception cases for the Board of Supervisors to consider in the event of an ultimate approval. 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

 There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

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



1.      Draft Conditions for Open Space Reduction

2.      Draft Conditions for Floodplain Crossings

3.      Draft Conditions for Public Utilities Uses