ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING RZ03-M-09 - THE REZONING OF APPROXIMATELY 80 ACRES, IDENTIFIED AS PIN: 6974-45-6306-000 AND A PORTION OF 6974-62-2223-000 (THE SUBJECT PROPERTY) FROM R-A TO R-1; ST. LEONARD íS FARM, INC., OWNERS AND APPLICANT

WHEREAS, the applicant owns approximately 1,000 acres known as St. Leonard ís Farm; and

WHEREAS, the current zoning will allow the development of up to 49 building lots on this property as a by-right use; and

WHEREAS, the applicant has proposed to cluster the development of 41 of these by-right lots on the subject property which consists of approximately 80 acres; and

WHEREAS, this proposed clustering will be done in a way that will preserve the majority of St. Leonardís Farm under a permanent open space easement conveyed to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation; and

WHEREAS, the proposed clustering of development requires the rezoning of the subject property from the RA to the R-1 zoning district; and

WHEREAS, the creation of the permanent open space easement and other proffered conditions are stipulated in the applicantís signed Proffer Statement and are subject to the proposed rezoning; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2003, the Fauquier County Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on this proposed rezoning and has forwarded a recommendation of approval; and

WHEREAS, the proposed rezoning and Proffer Statement are consistent with the land use and development objectives of Fauquier County ; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of April 2003, That RZ03-M-09, the rezoning of approximately 80 acres, further identified as PIN 6974-45-6306-000 and a portion of PIN 6974-62-2223-000, from R-A to R-1, St. Leonardís Farm, Inc., Owners and Applicant, be, and is hereby, approved subject to the proffered conditions.