PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

 

Planning Commission

 

June 9, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department:

 

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

 

Community Development

Topic:

 

A Resolution Adopting a Proposed Text Amendment for Chapter 10 – Transportation of the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan

 

Topic Description:

 

The purposes of the text amendment to Chapter 10 of the Comprehensive Plan are three-fold: 

 

1.      To integrate the Board of Supervisors adopted transportation elements for all nine designated Service Districts; 

 

2.      To provide expanded direction and guidelines regarding roadways, bike paths, airport access and future Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Service; and

 

3.      To serve as the staging and blueprint for transportation planning and implementation countywide.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 

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

 

Financial Impact Analysis:

None

 

Summary Staff Report:

 

1.      Background InformationThe Planning Commission conducted two discrete public hearings on July 29, 2004, and then on February 17, 2005, for the revised plan.  It originally had been called the Strategic Transportation Plan, and had focused on the Bealeton, Opal and Remington area.  The Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission both supported the draft’s direction, but wanted its focus to be expanded countywide.

 

Now the text amendment to Chapter 10 integrates the Board of Supervisors adopted transportation elements for all nine designated Service Districts.  Plus, it covers: (a) General policy guidelines for transportation systems; (b) Planning role of VDOT and the County; (c) Existing public and commuting services; (d) Functional classification of roads, design standards and policies; (e) Future Virginia Railway Express Service policies; (f) Bike paths (g) Midland Airport Master Plan and Access; (h) Transportation Strategies; and (i) Strategic Actions.  The Chapter’s objective is to serve as the staging element and blueprint for transportation planning and implementation countywide. The draft amendment can also assist in the development of Board of Supervisors recommendations to VDOT regarding specific County priority projects needing to be placed in the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). 

 

2.      Planning Commission Recommendation:  The Planning Commission forwarded the Text Amendment to Chapter 10-Transportation to the Board of Supervisors on February 17, 2005, with a unanimous recommendation that it be adopted.

 

3.      Staff Request:  It is recommended that action on the proposed text amendment be postponed for 30-days.  Staff wants to develop with Kellerco a simple chart that defines the road classifications that are slightly different in the Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision Ordinance, and Zoning Ordinance.  This chart will organize and convert the affected road groupings into common and associated functional classifications.

 

4.      Document Location for Public Review.  The Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to Chapter 10-Transportation is not scanned and attached to this document due to the numerous graphics and maps.  However, a copy is available for public inspection at two locations: (1) Board of Supervisors Office (Location: 2nd Floor, Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton; or the (2) Planning Division of the Department of Community Development (Location:  3rd Floor, Warren Green Building).

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

Board of Supervisors

Planning Commission

Fauquier County Transportation Committee

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  A copy of the Draft Text Amendment to Chapter 10-Transportation is available for public inspection at the following two locations: (1) Board of Supervisors Office (Location: 2nd Floor, Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton; or the (2) Planning Division of the Department of Community Development (Location:  3rd Floor, Warren Green Building).