ORDINANCE

 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 2-308.4 to Eliminate Density Credit for Floodplain

  

WHEREAS, on December 8, 2004, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the issue and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a unanimous vote recommending its adoption; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 13, 2005, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, consistent with Virginia Code 15.2-2282, the Board finds it necessary and appropriate to have one set of floodplain regulations for agricultural and conservation districts and a separate set for districts with more concentrated uses; and

 

             WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance, consistent with good zoning practices, consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

 

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of May 2005, That Section 2-308.4 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

 

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4.   In all other zoning district categories, the maximum density shall be calculated on the gross area of the lot except that:

 

A.  Only fifty percent (50%) density allowance shall be calculated on that area of a lot comprised of floodplain, quarries or existing water bodies.

 

B.   Only thirty percent (30%) density allowance shall be calculated on that area of a lot comprised of slopes in excess of twenty-five percent (25%) grade.

 

C.  Only fifty percent (50%) density allowance shall be calculated on that area of a lot comprised of slopes in excess of fourteen percent (14%) but equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) grade.

 

D.  No density allowance shall be calculated for any area of a lot in an existing street right-of-way, floodplain, or quarry.

 

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