Owner/Applicant:                                               Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

MLD Associates, LLC                                                             May 19, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                               Department:

Chuck A. Floyd                                                        Community Development        

Magisterial District:                                                                         PIN:

Marshall                                                                              6958-31-0955-000



Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking Preliminary Plat approval to divide approximately 23.79 acres into two (2) single-family residential lots of +5.35 and +18.44 acres. The subject property is approximately 23.79 acres of which ±21.55 acres is zoned Rural Conservation (RC), and +2.24 acres is zoned Rural Agricultural (RA). The property is on the west side of State Route 721 ( Free State Road ), south of its intersection with State Route 724 ( Ada Road ).    

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that "…all preliminary plats approved by the Planning Commission shall be referred to the Board of Supervisors at its next regularly scheduled meeting…If the Board takes no action on the preliminary plat referral, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved in accordance with the actions of the Planning Commission."                                                                           

The Planning Commission staff reports are available upon request.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

No action is necessary, unless a majority of the Board wishes to consider this preliminary subdivision application.  On February 27, 2003 , the Planning Commission voted to approve the Freestate Mountain Preliminary Plat subject to the conditions noted below.

  1. The final plat shall be in general conformance with the preliminary subdivision  plat entitled "Freestate Mountain Subdivision" dated January 15, 2003 ,  and received in the Planning Office on January 21, 2003 .
  2. In accordance with Section 7-603.2 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Residential Subdivisions, a landscape plan shall be required prior to approval of the Construction Plans.
  3. Prior to construction, all drainfield areas shall be marked to prevent disturbance during construction.
  4. Prior to Final Construction Plan approval, sight distance profiles that demonstrate that the existing, or a proposed relocated entrance, meets the VDOT sight distance requirements shall be submitted for review and approval by VDOT.
  5. This driveway entrance shall be sited and constructed in accordance with VDOT regulations and design standards.
  6.  The driveway entrance shall be widened to eighteen to twenty feet in width, sufficient to accommodate two-way traffic and as approved by VDOT.
  7. The right-of-way width of Route 721 shall be indicated as measured from either the centerline or the edge of the roadway and additional right-of-way dedicated if requested by VDOT.
  8. The proposed culvert shall be no smaller than a 15” X 30’ CMP pipe and shall be designed for a 10-year storm.
  9. Calculations demonstrating adequate channel downstream of the culvert shall  be required prior to final construction plan approval.
  10. The County Soil Survey map information showing all soil mapping units, drainageways, and spot symbols should be shown on the parcel.  The Soil Survey Map is available from the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) office on the 3rd floor of the Fauquier County Circuit Court Building.
  11. The soil map shall have a symbols legend if spot symbols are used (drainageways, rock outcrops, springs, etc…) describing each symbol shown on the soil map.
  12. The source of the soils map shall be clearly stated on same sheet as the soil map.  Preliminary soils information via Fauquier County Soil Survey (originally mapped at 1” = 1320’).”  
  13. Summary of soil characteristics and use potential shall be stated from the most recent Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County, Virginia, for all mapping unit symbols shown on the soil map.  State source (i.e. “Interpretive Guide to the Soils of Fauquier County , Virginia , 4th Edition--2002”).
  14. The soil map shall be overlain with the lot layout and all infrastructure.
  15. If not sewered or on public water, the drainfield and well locations shall be described as proposed or approved and type of drainfield and well described.


Preliminary Plat