Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Calvin L. Ritchie, Owner/Applicant

April 15, 2002

Staff Lead:


Brian Davis

Community Development



The applicant is seeking approval to rezone approximately two acres of a 96-acre parcel from Industrial Park (I-1) to General Industrial (I-2) for the purpose of locating a slaughterhouse.  The Zoning Administrator has determined that a slaughterhouse would fall under the category of contractor’s offices, shops and material storage yards, with all equipment and material contained entirely within a building or completely screened from view.  This use is permitted by-right in the
I-2 Zoning District.  The applicant should be aware that if this rezoning is approved, the use would require a major site plan, at which time the approval of agencies, such as the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Health Department, will be required. 

The subject two (2) acres is located on the south side of Ritchie Road (Route 644), just east of its intersection with Marsh Road (U.S. Route 17).  Nearby industrial/commercial uses include Payne’s Parking and Design, a pavilion and an area for Class C outdoor events and activities on the Ritchie property and Sevinsky Enterprises (Fauquier Feed). 

It should be noted that this application was originally filed in 1998 to rezone 14.95 acres to expand the adjacent Payne’s Parking.  The applicant requested on February 16, 1999 that the Board of Supervisors place the application on hold.  On February 26, 2002, the applicant reactivated the application and reduced the requested acreage to two acres.  With the reactivation, the applicant also changed the proposed use to a slaughterhouse.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 


Hold a public hearing and take action.  An ordinance for approval is attached for consideration. 

For the Board of Supervisors’ information, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on this request on January 28, 1999.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request, subject to the understanding that the applicant would proffer out all other uses permitted in the I-2 zoning district, with the exception of the proposed use.  It should be noted that the applicant has not submitted any proffers to the County to date.  Staff would recommend that the Board of Supervisors still consider this recommendation.  Such a proffer would minimize the potential impacts of other uses permitted in the I-2 zoning district that may not be as compatible with the surrounding area as the use proposed by the applicant. 

Under Zoning Ordinance provisions, the Board of Supervisors is not required to take action on this rezoning request on the night of the public hearing.

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.      Approval Ordinance

2.  Staff Report

3.   Vicinity Map Attachment 1

4.   Statement of Justification Attachment 2

5.   Comments of VDOT Attachment 3

6.   Comments of Health Department Attachment 4

7.   Comments of County Engineer Attachment 5