AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor/Applicant:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Sharon McCamy, Vice Chair, Lee District Supervisor

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Carolyn Bowen

Community Development

Topic:  AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE 8 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE REGARDING SIGN REGULATIONS IN THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (PRD), PLANNED DEVELOPMENT MIXED USE (PDMU),  AND PLANNED COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (PCID) DISTRICTS

Updated information:

On March 18, 2002 and April 15, 2002, the Board of Supervisors held work sessions to discuss amendments to Article 8 of the zoning ordinance for signs located in the Planned Residential Development, Planned Development Mixed Use, and Planned Commercial and Industrial Development districts. The April 15th work session included discussion on the number of signs permitted for commercial shopping centers and the addition of standards regarding Planning Commission approval or denial of a sign design package.

 The Planning Commission opted not to increase the number of primary identification signs permitted for commercial shopping centers.  The Commission added language to Section 8-1613.E of the text amendment proposal stating “at the second meeting of the Planning Commission, the Commission may deny approval for any design package which fails to satisfy the requirements of this ordinance, or approve the design package and impose modification to lighting standards, and modifications to specified color and font type.” 

The Department of Community Development staff met with several members of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and citizens on March 14, 2002 to answer questions arising from the proposed amendments as a prelude to the March 18, 2002 work session. 

If the Board wishes to take action, a proposed ordinance for adoption is included as Attachment 1. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Recommendation:  Note that the Board of Supervisors conducted its public hearing on the proposed sign text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance on January 22, 2002.  The Vint Hill Economic Development Authority proposed the amendment.  Action was postponed with subsequent work sessions on March 18th and April 15th.  During that period, staff met with community groups and members from the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for the purpose of responding to questions regarding the proposed ordinance revisions.  At the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors April 15th work session, staff was directed to add the final refinements summarized in the Updated Information section above.  Those changes have been completed, and the text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is in a form ready for adoption. 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No financial impact analysis was conducted. 

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Community Development

Vint Hill Economic Development Authority 

ATTACHMENT 1            Ordinance for adoption