REVISED ORDINANCE

 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 8-1500 to Authorize Additional Building Signage on Buildings Larger Than 100,000 Square Feet When Set Back From the Street With Special Exception Approval

 

            WHEREAS, on March 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission initiated a text amendment to allow additional signage for big box uses; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 29, 2007 and April 26, 2007, the Planning Commission conducted  a public hearing on the proposed text amendment and forwarded an alternative text amendment to the Board of Supervisors recommending approval of an increase in signage; and

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisorsí adoption of the attached amendment to Section 8-1500 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 8-1500 be, and is hereby, amended as follows:

 

8-1500.1

1.   Total Sign Area:

A.        In areas zoned as designated Villages:  on properties housing only one (1) tenant, the total maximum allowable sign area will not exceed two (2) square feet of area for each of the first twenty-five (25) linear feet of building frontage.  No total sign area, however, shall exceed seventy-five (75) square feet in area.

 B.       Outside areas zoned as designated Villages:

(1)        Fronting a primary highway:oOn properties housing only one (1) tenant, the total maximum allowable sign area will not exceed two (2) square feet of area for each of the first fifty (50) linear feet of building frontage, plus one (1) square foot of sign area for each linear foot over fifty (50) linear feet of building frontage.  No total sign area, however, shall exceed 150 square feet in area, except that additional signage, up to a maximum limit of 700 500 square feet per building with no more than 225 150 square feet of signage on a single building wall, may be authorized by special exception for any building over 100,000 square feet in size.   Irrespective of the requirements of Section 8-201.3, such special exception may also authorize the calculation of channel letter signage based on the aggregate area of individual letters provided that such letters are not internally illuminated.

(2)        On properties housing more than one (1) tenant, A or B above will apply to the frontage allocable to each tenant.

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