PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Vice Chairman, Marshall District Supervisor

June 8, 2006

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Kristen Slawter, Planner II

Community Development

Topic: 

A Resolution to Approve CPAM06-MA-002: Revisions to the Western Boundary and Land Uses of the Marshall Service District

Topic Description:

The Comprehensive Plan Amendment would change the following of the Marshall Service District:

Boundary Adjustment

Attachment 2: Land marked in blue is zoned Rural Agriculture (RA) and would be removed from the Service District.  The red line represents the proposed Service District boundary.

Attachment 2 illustrates the western Service District boundary, current zoning and proposed Service District boundary.  The Comprehensive Plan Amendment has the edge of the Service District boundary end where Rural Agriculture (RA) zoning begins.  The land zoned Residential-2 (R-2) would remain within the Service District.  The boundary adjustment will ensure that the land zoned Rural Agriculture (RA) is retained for promoting and protecting agricultural uses, rural lifestyles, historical areas, open spaces and the environment as described in Chapters 6 and 8 of the Comprehensive Plan.  Moreover, the new Service District boundary would serve as a “hard edge” for the western boundary of the Marshall Service District.  This “hard-edge” concept is an established, County-wide objective that helps to contain and direct higher-density growth into designated Service Districts.

The area identified in Attachment 2, proposed for removal from the Service District, was inadvertently left in the Service District during the last Citizen’s Committee review of the Comprehensive Plan update for Marshall in 2003. 

Land Use Adjustments

Attachment 3: Land marked in blue would be removed from the Marshall Service District.  Land marked in red would be changed from “Low Density Residential: 1-3 units per acre” to “Future School Site.”  The following summarizes the proposed results reflected in the revised Land Use Plan:

  • Future School Site: The Land Use Plan would be adjusted to place the Future School Site fully within the Service District.  A minor change in land use designation from “Low Density Residential: 1-3 units per acre” to “Future School Site” would result in maintaining the future school entirely within the Service District boundary limits.
  • Future Park Site: If approved, the boundary change would reduce land planned for a future park/open space/recreation site.
  • Land zoned Rural Agriculture (RA): Removal of undeveloped and Rural Agriculture (RA) zoned land from the Service District.

 

Staff Analysis:

The following list describes the proposed changes in the Marshall Service District by parcel.

PIN 6969-08-9742-000 (Carson Lee Fifer Jr. Trustee, owner): The Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposes to remove ± 39 acres of this parcel from the Marshall Service District.  The property is zoned Rural Agriculture (RA) and is ± 187.58 acres in size.  Approximately 20 acres “Low Density Residential: 1-3 units per acre” and approximately 19 acres of land use category “Park/Open space/Public Use/Preservation” would be removed from the Land Use Plan.

A roadside marker on Grove Lane alerts drivers that this parcel is the approximate location of the birthplace and family homestead of Presley Neville O’Bannon, a famous U.S. Marine who led the successful attack on the Barbary Coast (what is now Libya) during the Tripoltian War in 1805.  Lt. O’Bannon was the first to raise the American flag overseas as a show of victory.  Presley N. O’Bannon’s service to his country is forever remembered in the lyrics of the Marine Corps Hymn “to the shores of Tripoli.”

PIN 6060-31-1774-000 (Stansbury Farm LTD Liability Co, owner):  The Comprehensive Plan Amendment would remove approximately 7.4 acres zoned Rural Agriculture (RA).  Of the 7.4 acres, 3.4 acres of land are designated “Low Density Residential 1-3 units per acre” and approximately 4 acres are designated a “Future School Site.”  The Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposes to change approximately 0.6 acres of land planned for “Low Density Residential 1-3 units per acre” to “Future School Site,” zoned Residential-2 (R-2).

PIN 6969-38-4701-000 (Mary F. Cunningham and Cay Ramey Weimer, owners):   The Land Use Plan amendment proposes to change approximately 8.1 acres of “Low Density Residential 1-3 units per acre” to “Future School Site,” zoned Residential-2 (R-2).  There are two reasons for this change: 1) The removal of approximately 4 acres from the Service District for a school site location on PIN 6060-31-1774-000 would decrease the overall acreage planned for a school.  To mitigate this impact, the Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposes a change in land use designation of approximately 8 acres of land on 6969-38-4701-000 to “Future School Site;” the total acreage planned for a future school would be ± 30 acres. 2) The amendment would locate the future school site adjacent to land planned for “Park/Open space/Public Use/Preservation.”

 

Action Requested of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Recommended Action by Planning Commission:

On April 27, 2006 the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of CPAM06-MA-002.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None

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

Fauquier County GIS Department
Fauquier County Parks & Recreation Department
Fauquier County Water & Sanitation Authority
Fauquier County School
Board
Property owners: Carson Lee Fifer Jr. Trustee, Stansbury Farm LTD Liability Co, Mary F. Cunningham and Cay Ramey Weimer

 

Attachments:

1.      Attachment 1: Resolution to Approve CPAM06-MA-002

2.      Attachment 2: Boundary Change with Overlay of Current Zoning

3.      Attachment 3: Boundary Change and Changes to Land Use Plan

 

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