RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SE03-M-19: A CATEGORY 27 SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW A REDUCTION IN REQUIRED COMMON OPEN SPACE IN THE CANNON RIDGE SUBDIVISION, DOUGLAS AND SHARON DARLING, APPLICANTS

            WHEREAS, the applicants are seeking preliminary plat approval to subdivide approximately 17.7 acres into thirty (30) single-family residential lots; and

            WHEREAS, the proposed clustering of these lots requires the provision of common open space equal to fifty percent (50%) of the total land area; and

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5-201 of the Zoning Ordinance, the applicants have requested a reduction in common open space requirement from the fifty percent (50%) to forty-four percent (44%); and

            WHEREAS, on March 13, 2003 , the Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing on this request; and

            WHEREAS, based on public testimony and staff analysis, the Planning Commission has determined that the applicants’ request is consistent with the applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance; and

            WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has further concluded that the proposed reduction of open space to forty-four percent (44%) will not preclude the provision of ample areas for active recreation within the Subdivision and has forwarded a recommendation of approval to the Board of Supervisors, now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of April 2003, That SE03-M-19, a Category 27 Special Exception, to allow a reduction in common open space required for the Cannon Ridge Subdivision, be, and is hereby, approved.