Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor

 June  11, 2009

Staff Lead:


Kimberly R. Abe, Senior Planner


Community Development



A Resolution to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the National Park Service Supporting the Orlean National Register Historic District


Topic Description:

In 2002, the Board of Supervisors embarked on a multi-year project to document 21 of its historically significant towns and villages for placement on the Virginia and National Registers. The Orlean nomination continues this program. Midland and The Plains remain the only two unfunded nominations originally identified as part of the 2002 project. 

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) held a public hearing for this nomination on May 12, 2009. Property owners were notified about these hearings. There was no opposition voiced at the hearing.  This nomination will be presented to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources at a public hearing on June 18, 2009.

This National Register designation has no connection with additional regulatory oversight in Fauquier County.  Being listed on either the Virginia Landmarks or National Register of Historic Places only conveys an honor and recognition of a property’s historic significance; it does not place any regulatory constraints on the property owner.  Property owners of contributing properties may apply for state and federal tax credits for eligible rehabilitation work.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:



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

Property Owners


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