COUNTY OF FAUQUIER
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
APRIL 25, 2002
HERBERT w. LUNCEFORD DIVISION
The applicant is applying for preliminary plat
approval to divide approximately1.7 acres from a ±122.6-acre parcel to
create one (1) residential lot. The
subject property is zoned RA (Rural Agriculture) and has the potential to
be divided into a maximum of six (6) lots, including the residue.
Thus, the requested density does not exceed that which is
permissible by right.
At its February 19, 2002 public hearing, the Fauquier
County Board of Supervisors approved Special Exception #02-CR-12, allowing
for the construction of a private street to serve the proposed ±1.7 acre
parcel and the residue parcel.
and Agency Review
plan was reviewed previously for a special exception request to waive the
requirements for public streets. Provisions
have been made in the preparation of this plat that will allow for the
conditions established in the Board of Supervisors Resolution dated
2/19/02, regarding the special exception request.
finds that this application is in substantial accordance with the
applicable Zoning Ordinance provisions, the Comprehensive Plan and other
recommends that should the Planning Commission choose to forward this
application with a recommendation of approval, such approval should be
subject to the conditions contained in Attachment 1 of this staff
Special Exception Development Conditions
it is the intent of the Fauquier County Planning Commission to recommend
approval of PP02-CR-11, Parcel I.D. # 6993-76-4201-000 to subdivide
approximately 122.6 acres into two (2) lots to create one (1) residential
lot of ±1.7 acres, plus the residue, staff recommends that such approval
requires conformance with the conditions of development cited in the
approval of Special Exception #SE02-CR-12 of February 19, 2002.
These conditions are as follows:
private street shall be constructed to a minimum width of 12 feet with
grass shoulders. The private street shall have a paved thirty (30) foot
wide section for the first fifty (50) feet of the entrance. The entire
length of the right-of-way shall be no less than 50 feet and the access to
Old Auburn Road, Route 670 shall be as indicated on the special exception
plat and approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
sized ditches, as determined by the County Engineer, shall be constructed
along the private street.
private street shall serve no more than the one new lot and the residue
lot indicated on the special exception plat.
applicant shall obtain the proper land disturbing permits from the County
if the area to be disturbed is in excess of 10,000 square feet and/or is
disturbed prior to obtaining zoning and building permits for either of the
two (2) lots.
to subdividing the property, a road maintenance agreement applicable to
all users of the private street will be executed.
The subdivision plat and deed shall include the private street
notation referenced in Section 7-306 of the Zoning Ordinance.
slope of the private road shall not exceed 12%.
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
The proposed subdivision is
within the density limits (Zoning Ordinance 2-308) and uses
(Zoning Ordinance 3-301)
permitted for the subject property.
Final plat requirements
include reference to Special Exception #02-CR-12, acknowledging
approval of the
construction of a private road to specific standards to provide access to
subject property, and the
notation, in bold type, of the statement found in Article 7-306 of the
Fauquier County Zoning
Ordinance as listed in the Preliminary Plat General Note #14 that
the private street “will
not be paved or maintained with funds of Fauquier County or funds
administered by the
Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation.”
A landscape plan will need
to be prepared and approved in accord with Article 7-600 of the
Fauquier County Zoning
Ordinance at the time of final plat or construction drawing phase.
The final plat shall
include in bold type
the statement found in Article 7-306, as listed in the
Preliminary Plat General
Note #14, that the private street “will not be paved or maintained
with funds of Fauquier
County or funds administered by the Virginia Department of
Compliance with Minimum
Standard #19 of the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control handbook will
need to be demonstrated prior to final plan approval.
As is documented in Attachment 3, the requested waiver of the of the preliminary subdivision requirements for a Type I Soils Survey and 400’ Grid Staking has been granted by the County Soil Scientist.