ORDINANCE

A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8-1401 TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES IN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS

            WHEREAS, on April 26, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on May 31, 2007, the Planning Commission conducted  a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and forwarded the proposed text amendment to the Board of Supervisors unanimously recommending approval; and  

            WHEREAS, on June 14, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on this amendment; and

            WHEREAS, adoption of the attached amendment to Section 8-1401 supports good zoning practices, convenience, and the general welfare; now, therefore, be it           

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of June 2007, That Section 8-1401 be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

8-1401

Only the following signs shall be permitted in Conservation, Agriculture, Village, Residential and Mobile Home Zones: 

1.   Home Occupation Signs:   One sign, not exceeding two (2) square feet in area, not illuminated, for the purpose of indicating a home occupation which is permitted under the provisions of this Ordinance.  Height not to exceed six (6) feet.

2.   Church Bulletin Board.  One church bulletin board, not exceeding thirty two (32) square feet in area, when erected or displayed on the property of the church; provided that when a church faces more than one street, one such church bulletin board may be erected or displayed on each street frontage with a maximum of fifty (50) square feet allowed on the property.  Height not to exceed ten (10) feet.

3.   Identification Signs: 

      A.  Signage, not exceeding thirty two (32) square feet in area,   for the purpose of showing the name and use of any lawful, non residential use within these districts for which other signage standards are not specifically set forth, when such             signage is erected or displayed on the property.  Home occupations are not such uses qualifying under this subsection.  One sign not exceeding two (2) square feet in area shall be permitted for each single family home.    Height not to exceed ten (10) feet.

               

                                          B.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, farm supply

                                                establishments in Agriculture Districts may, by special

                                                permit, increase their signage up to one hundred and

                                                fifty (150) square feet, but no more than thirty-two (32)

                                                square feet per sign provided  they: 1) are located with

                                                direct access to  a rural principal arterial; and 2)

                                                require additional signage  for commercial or safety

                                                reasons arising out of restricted visibility of the

                                                business. One such sign may be erected off premise, but

                                                within 100 feet, on property owned by the same

                                                entity  in order to denote the entrance to the farm

                                                supply establishment.

                                           [Subsections 4 through 14 Same]

 

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