ORDINANCE

An Ordinance to Approve Freedom Place Rezoning Request (REZN05-LE-001) from Rural Agricultural (RA) to Planned Residential Development (PRD) and Rural Residential (RR-2)

           

            WHEREAS, Jean E. Cheatham, William W. Goulding, Estate of Robert H. Hodgson, James F. Steffey and Gary W. Weaver, owners and Centex Homes, applicant, have initiated an application to amend the Fauquier County Zoning Map in accordance with the provisions of Zoning Ordinance Sections 13-202 to rezone 219 acres from Rural Agricultural (RA) to Planned Residential Development (PRD) and Rural Residential – 2 (RR-2) to permit a mixed use neo-traditional development; and

WHEREAS, the request comprises parcels identified as PINs #6889-89-6214-000, 6899-18-3742-000 and #6899-05-7716-000; and

WHEREAS, the applicant has requested a series of Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance modifications pursuant to Zoning Ordinance Section 4-112 that are described in the Freedom Place Planning and Design Guidelines and PRD Modifications dated April 7, 2006 received in the Planning Office on April 10, 2006 and in Appendix A of the Proffer Statement – Request for Modification of Certain Requirements Related to Drainage; and

WHEREAS, the revised Proffer Statement, Concept Development Plan, and the Planning and Design Guidelines and modifications establish the uses and densities for the Freedom Place Development; and

WHEREAS, on March 30, 2006, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held the last of several public hearings on the Rezoning request and recommended unanimously that the application be approved including the proposed Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Modifications with the exception of the applicant’s drainage modification request titled, at that time, “Request for Modification of Certain Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and Design Standards Manual Requirements”; and

WHEREAS, on April 13, 2006 and May 11, 2006, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held public hearings on this Rezoning request and considered both oral and written testimony; and

            WHEREAS, by the adoption of this Ordinance the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has determined that the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, or good zoning practice is satisfied by this amendment to the Fauquier County Zoning Map; now, therefore, be it

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of May 2006, That the Rezoning request REZN05-LE-001, Freedom Place, to change the Zoning Map designation of 219 acres from RA to PRD and RR-2, be, and is hereby, approved subject to the Freedom Place Concept Development Plan (16 sheets) prepared by Bowman Consulting, dated August 20, 2004 and revised through April 7, 2006 received in the Planning Office on April 10, 2006), the Proffer Statement dated May 8, 2006 including Appendix A – Request for Modification of Certain Requirements Related to Drainage, and the Freedom Place Planning and Design Guidelines and PRD Modifications dated April 7, 2006.

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