ORDINANCE 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 5-504 to Eliminate the Requirement for Fencing of Recreational Fields for Primary, Secondary/Advanced and Technical Schools 

WHEREAS, on February 26, 2009, the Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and  

WHEREAS, on March 26, 2009, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and unanimously voted to forward the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval; and  

WHEREAS, on May 14, 2009, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and 

WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to Section 5-504 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of May 2009, That Section 5-504 be, and is hereby, amended as follows: 

PART 5                                   5-500   CATEGORY 5 EDUCATIONAL USES 

5-504                           Additional Standards for Primary School, Secondary/Advanced Schools and

                                    Technical Schools (Indoor) 

1.   In addition to complying with the minimum lot size requirements of the zoning district in which located, the minimum lot area for a private school of general education shall be of such size that: 

A.  200 square feet of usable outdoor recreation area shall be provided for each child in grades kindergarten through three (3) that may use the space at any one time, and 

B.   430 square feet of usable outdoor recreation area shall be provided for each child in grades four (4) through twelve (12) that may use the space at any one time.  Such usable outdoor recreation shall be delineated on a plat submitted at the time the application is filed.  For the purpose of this provision, usable outdoor recreation area shall be limited in the same manner as paragraph 503.1. 

2.   All outdoor recreation areas for primary schools shall be fully fenced, unless waived by the Board with approval of a Special Exception.                                                                                    

A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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