Revision:  Evening Action


A Resolution to Extend the Date for Planning Commission Recommendations Regarding the Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Eliminate Density Credit for Slopes Greater than 25 Percent and Floodplain within the RA and RC Zoning Districts

WHEREAS, development near and within floodplains and steep slopes causes environmental degradation, increases erosion and diminishes the environmental benefit of floodplains; and

WHEREAS, the County is located within the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers and the Occoquan reservoir and is the site of significant floodplain and steep slopes; and

WHEREAS, elimination of density credit for areas with steep slopes and floodplain will serve to reduce erosion, preserve valuable floodplain and protect water quality, scenic and environmental resources; and

WHEREAS, the initiation of a zoning ordinance text amendment to eliminate density credit within areas of steep slopes and floodplain will serve the public necessity, convenience, general welfare and is required by good zoning practice; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors referred this text amendment at its May 8, 2008 regular meeting to the Planning Commission; and

WHEREAS, the affected property owners need to be properly noticed by letter of the Planning Commission public hearing regarding this density calculation change in the RA and RC Districts; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of June 2008, Zoning Ordinance that the deadline for Planning Commission recommendation, regarding the text amendment eliminating density credit for floodplain and steep slopes within the RA and RC zones, is extended to September 25, 2008.


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