FAUQUIER COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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MEMORANDUM

DATE:           April 19, 2002

TO:                 Members, Planning Commission

FROM:            Brian K. Davis, Senior Planner

RE:                  #SE 02-CR-18, Schiebel Technology (Holbrook Trust Property)

Background

The applicant is requesting special exception approval to establish an industrial use in the Rural Agricultural zoning district. 

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on this case on February 28, 2002, and voted to defer decision for 30 days to allow for a site visit and for further refinement of the proposed conditions to address concerns raised at the public hearing.

Update

A site visit was conducted by the Planning Commission on April 11, 2002.

With regard to the proposed conditions of approval, item numbers 2, 13 and 14 have been amended as follows:

2.          This special exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the special exception plat approved with the application, dated January 28, 2002, as qualified by these development conditions, with the exception that up to two (2) additional acres of land may be utilized for the expansion of the use established by this special exception, with all other development conditions remaining in effect with said expansion.

13.               Any test flights of the product produced on site shall be limited to the hours of operation specified in condition #12 above, and shall not occur over any property other than those included in the application, and shall be limited to a flight box area to be depicted on the final site plan.  The flight box area shall not be closer than 100 feet from any adjacent property line.

14.          Test flights at a height in excess of 500 feet in elevation shall be conducted only after the applicant has provided the Federal Aviation Administration with a “Notice to Airmen” no later than the day of such testing in order to minimize potential air-related conflicts generated by this use.

These conditions should address concerns raised at the public hearing.

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission forward this application to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval, subject to the revised conditions dated April 15, 2002 and included as Attachment 1 of this report.

 

Attachment

1.       Revised Conditions of Approval


ATTACHMENT 1

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS

SE 02-CR-18

REVISEDAPRIL 15, 2002

MARCH 28, 2002

If it is the intent of the Fauquier County Planning Commission to recommend approval of SE 02-CR-18 located on Parcel I.D. numbers 7807-84-7951-000 and 7807-87-9049-000 for an industrial use in the Rural Agricultural zoning district, the staff recommends that the Planning Commission condition such approval by requiring conformance with the following development conditions:

1.       The special exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.

2.       This special exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the special exception plat approved with the application, dated January 28, 2002, as qualified by these development conditions, with the exception that up to two (2) additional acres of land may be utilized for the expansion of the use established by this special exception, with all other development conditions remaining in effect with said expansion.

3.       This special exception is subject to the provisions of Article 12 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, Site Plans, as may be determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community Development.

4.       The applicant shall file a site plan within one year of approval of this special exception.

5.       The subject parcels under this special exception shall not be subdivided without amendment to the special exception in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Zoning Ordinance.

6.       The limits of disturbance shall be limited to those areas indicated on the special exception plat, unless the Director determines that some modification is necessary at the time of site plan review due to final engineering requirements.

7.       Best Management Practices shall be incorporated into stormwater management designs to the satisfaction of the County Engineer as determined at the time of site plan review.

8.       The applicant shall obtain all necessary approvals for a commercial well and septic drainfield from the Health Department prior to site plan approval.  If the final drainfield system is alternative (as classified by the Commonwealth of Virginia) in nature, the applicant shall enter into an operation and maintenance agreement with a qualified party and provide evidence of such an agreement to the Building Official prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.

9.       The applicant shall comply with all applicable zoning regulations, including but not limited to setbacks, buffer yards, tree canopy, landscaping, parking and lighting.

10.   The building façade shall be designed in a nature similar to a residential or agricultural structure to maintain the character of the area.  An architectural rendering shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator at the time of site plan submission to ensure that this condition is satisfied.

11.   A commercial entrance capable of accommodating two-way traffic shall be constructed to VDOT’s satisfaction, with final design standards to be determined at time of site plan review.

12.   The hours of operation shall be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, with emergency service operations only permitted in the evenings or on the weekends.

13.   Any test flights of the product produced on site shall be limited to the hours of operation specified in condition #12 above, and shall not occur over any property other than those included in the application, and shall be limited to a flight box area to be depicted on the final site plan.  The flight box area shall not be closer than 100 feet from any adjacent property line.

14.   Test flights at a height in excess of 500 feet in elevation shall be conducted only after the applicant has provided the Federal Aviation Administration with a “Notice to Airmen” no later than the day of such testing in order to minimize potential air-related conflicts generated by this use.

15.   The number of employees on site shall not exceed 25.

16.   All lighting shall be backshielded and directed inward and downward so as to minimize off-site impacts.

17.   There shall be no retail sales associated with this use.