Summary Staff Report:
Agriculture Districts in February 2007, the Board of
Supervisors acted to increase the commercial signage for
farm supply establishments located with direct access to a
rural principal arterial. This amendment was initiated
because of business and safety concerns relative to the
Culpeper Farmersí Cooperative (Co-op) along Route 17. The
facility is not readily visible to traffic traveling north.
Visibility and safety could be enhanced through better
Unfortunately, the Co-op is separated from Route 17 by a
fronting street and separate parcel, which the Co-op also
safety and business reasons, the Co-op needs to place its
sign on the small parcel it owns and is located adjacent to
Route 17 (refer to the illustration above). This would
constitute an off-premise sign, not permitted under the
existing ordinance. The proposed text amendment is intended
to remedy this problem.
This text amendment was initiated by the Planning Commission
on April 26, 2007. A public hearing was held May 31, 2007.
The Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of
the proposed amendment.