A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2-410 TO ALLOW
EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS TO LOTS ON THE HIGHER STANDARD
STREET WHEN THE LOT HAS FRONTAGE ON TWO OR MORE STREETS
WHEREAS, on March 30, 2006, the Board of Supervisors
initiated this text amendment; and
WHEREAS, on April 27, 2006, the Planning Commission held a
public hearing on this issue and forwarded the proposed text
amendment to the Board of Supervisors recommending its
WHEREAS, on June 8, 2006, the Fauquier County Board of
Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in
the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance, consistent with public
convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practices,
consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, and is in
the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County; now,
therefore, be it
ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th
day of June 2006, That Section 2-410 of the Fauquier County
Zoning Ordinance be, and is hereby, amended as follows:
Access to Lots Fronting on More than One Street
Where a lot has frontage on two or more streets,
vehicular access shall
permitted to the higher standard street unless the following
1. The higher standard street has a posted speed
of 35 mph or less.
2. On an undivided street, the proposed access
aligns with existing
3. The proposed access is no closer than 200
feet to the centerline of
any street intersection.
4. The lot is located in a service district or
5. The lot is zoned Commercial or Industrial.
6. Provisions for combined access to adjacent
lots are provided where
7. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
the access as necessary to improve public safety
and the Board of
Supervisors concurs with the VDOT finding.
Subsection A does not apply to entrance and exit of
emergency vehicles garaged on such lots with multiple
entrances provided VDOT has approved the access.