Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Vint Hill Farm Economic Development Authority, Owner, Owen W. Bludau, Applicant

May 20, 2002

Staff Lead:


Deirdre B. Clark

Community Development




The applicant is seeking approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to divide approximately sixty-nine acres within the Vint Hill Planned Development zoned PRD (Planned Residential Development) into ninety-three residential single-family lots.  The lots will range in size from ± 11,130 square feet to ± 17,800 square feet.  Approximately fifty percent of this site will be retained in open space.   

Section 9-7 of the Subdivision Ordinance requires that “…all preliminary plats acted on 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 referrals, the preliminary plat shall be deemed approved or denied in accordance with the action of the Planning Commission.” 


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 April 25, 2002, the Planning Commission voted to approve the Vint Hill Land Bay H Preliminary Plat, subject to the following conditions: 

1.      All road design and construction shall be in accordance with VDOT’s Subdivision

      Street Requirements manual and VDOT’s Road and Bridge Standards

2.      Road and other construction shall insure drainage water will not rise higher

      than 18” below the shoulder of proposed or existing public roads.  At a

      minimum, culverts shall be designed to accommodate the following flood


                        Secondary and Subdivision streets        10-year

                        Primary and Parkways                          25-year


3.      It is desirable for all parallel utilities to be placed outside the street’s right of

      way.  However, any parallel utility placement within the highway right-of-

      way must be placed on the outer 3 to 5 feet of the edge of the right-of-way

      with the exception of sanitary sewer placement in the parking lane. Sewer

      manholes shall not be located in the travel-way of the street. Deviation from

      this condition requires prior approval by VDOT and will only be considered

      on a case-by-case basis. 

4.      Trees within streets’ right-of-way shall not be credited towards satisfying Fauquier

       County’s tree canopy ordinance. 

5.      Unpaved portions of streets’ right-of-way shall not be credited towards open space


6.  The trails network shall be generally in conformance with the revised plan dated April

      10, 2002. 

7.      The final plan shall be in general conformance with the revised preliminary plan

      dated April 10, 2002.


Attachment 1:  Staff Report

04-25-02 Memo