COUNTY OF FAUQUIER

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT

APRIL 25, 2002

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT #PP02-CR-09

RoBERT A. & MARION J. GANTEAUME

OWNER/APPLICANT:

Robert A. & Marion J. Ganteaume

5296 Germantown Road

Midland, VA  22728

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE:

Carson, Harris and Associates, LLC

39 Garrett Street

Warrenton, VA  20186

PROPOSAL:

The applicant is seeking re-approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide approximately 16.1 acres zoned R-1 into one (1) residential lot of ± 3.9 acres and a residue parcel of ±12.1 acres.  This preliminary plat was previously approved; however, the applicant did not record the final plat within the maximum time of eighteen months as required by Section 10-8 of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance.

LOCATION:

East side of Germantown Road (Route 649) between its intersection with Rogues Road (Route 602) and Catlett Road (Route 28).

 

 

MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT:

Cedar Run (Midland Service District)

 

PROPERTY I.D.

NUMBER AND SIZE:

 

CURRENT ZONING:

 

 

7900-55-1980-000 (±16.1 acres)

 

RA (Rural Agricultural)

 

EXISTING ZONING AND LAND USES OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES

N

RA

Agricultural/Residential

S

R-1

Single Family Residential

E

RA and R-1

Agricultural/Residential

W

R-1

Residential/Agricultural

       

STAFF PLANNER:            Deirdre Clark 

Background 

The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide approximately 16.1 acres zoned R-1 into one (1) residential lot of ± 3.9 acres and a residue parcel of ±12.1 acres.  The existing lot has frontage on both Rogues Road (Route 602) and Germantown Road (Route 649).   

This subdivision was previously approved by the Planning Commission at its meeting on November 18, 1999, and by the Board of Supervisors on December 6, 1999.  The final construction plans and final plat were approved, however, the applicant did not record the final plat within the maximum time limit of eighteen months as required by Section 10-8 of the Fauquier County Subdivision Ordinance. 

Approval was subject to the conditions listed in Attachment 1.  No changes have been made to the property or application that would impact the conditions of the previous approval. 

Staff and Agency Review 

Staff and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance and other relevant policies and regulations.  An analysis of these referrals and the actual comments from the appropriate agencies are included as attachments to this report.

 Findings  

It is staff’s evaluation that this application is in substantial accordance with the applicable Zoning Ordinance provisions, the Comprehensive Plan and other regulations.  Conditions of development as approved on November 18, 1999 remain.  These are documented in Attachment 1. 

 Recommendation 

Staff recommends that should the Planning Commission choose to forward this application with a recommendation of approval, such approval should be subject to the conditions in Attachment 1 of this staff report.   

Attachments 

1.       Preliminary Plat Conditions

2.       Staff Analysis

3.       Soil Scientist Review

4.       Engineering/Environmental Review

5.       Zoning Review

6.       Parks and Recreation Review

7.       Health Department Review

8.   Map 1, Map 2, Map 3

ATTACHMENT 1 

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS

Preliminary Plat #PP02-CR-09 

 Robert A. & Marion J. Ganteaume, Owners/Applicants
PARCEL I.D. #7900-55-1980-000 

If it is the intent of the Fauquier County Planning Commission to recommend approval of PP02-CR-09, Parcel I.D. # 7900-55-1980-000 to divide approximately 16.1 acres zoned R-1 into one (1) residential lot of ±3.9 acres and a residue parcel of ±12.1 acres, staff recommends that such approval requires conformance with the conditions of development cited below: 

1.       The County recommends that no below-grade basements be constructed on soil

       mapping units 74B, 78A, 178A, and 117B due to wetness unless the foundation

       drainage system of the structure is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional

       Engineer.

 

2.       Before a home is started, the builder needs to mark the drainfield area off and not

      disturb it during construction.

 

3.       The County recommends that before road or home construction begins in soil

       mapping units 77B and 77C, a site-specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow    

       to bedrock areas are identified.  These areas may require blasting if deep cut or 

       excavation is done.” 

ATTACHMENT 2 

STAFF ANALYSIS 

Staff and appropriate referral agencies have reviewed this request for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other relevant policies and regulations.  Staff findings, comments and recommendations, as well as referral agency comments follow: 

1.  Comprehensive Plan

The subject property is located in the Midland Service District in an area zoned for low-density residential development.  It is in the Phase III area, with no water or sewer service currently available. The proposed use is consistent with the density and character of surrounding properties.
 

2.  Zoning Ordinance 

The subject property is zoned R-1.  The proposed division of approximately 16.1 acres into

two (2) lots for single-family detached residential use conforms to those uses appropriate to R-

1 zoning. 

 

A landscape plan will need to be prepared and approved in accord with Section 7-600 of the

Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance at the time of final plat or construction drawing phase.  In

accordance with Section 6-105.6 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, barns shall not be

located less than one-hundred (100) feet from any property line.

 

3.  Health Department   

The Virginia Department of Health approved septic field locations for the proposed lots on

February 7, 2000..

4.  Soil Scientist 

The County Soil Scientist prepared a Type I Soil Map and Report for the subject property in

August 1999.  At its meeting on November 18, 1999, the Planning Commission approved the

Preliminary Plat subject to the following conditions:

 

“The County recommends that no below-grade basements be constructed on soil mapping units

74B, 78A, 178A, and 117B due to wetness unless the foundation drainage system of the structure

is designed by a Virginia Licensed Professional Engineer.”

 

“Before a home is started, the builder needs to mark the drainfield area off and not disturb it

during construction.”

 

“The County recommends that before road or home construction begins in soil mapping units

77B and 77C, a site-specific evaluation be conducted so that shallow to bedrock areas are

identified.  These areas may require blasting if deep cut or excavation is done.”

 

The County’s Soil Scientist’s comments are included in Attachment 3.