Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Fauquier Community Theater – Storypainters, Inc. (Owner), and Greenwich Inn (Applicant)


June 14, 2007

Staff Lead:
Holly Meade, Senior Planner

Community Development


Magisterial District: Cedar Run
Service District:
New Baltimore




A Resolution to Approve a Special Exception Request, SPEX07-CR-015, for the Establishment of a Motel in an Existing Structure at Vint Hill


Topic Description:

The applicant is seeking Special Exception renewal to continue operation of a motel in an existing building that formerly served as a guesthouse at the Army’s Vint Hill Farms Station.  The original Special Exception was originally approved by the Board of Supervisors on January 22, 2002 for a five-year period and has expired.  Re-approval of the Special Exception is requested.

The Greenwich Inn has been operating successfully for almost five (5) years, and leases approximately 0.83 acres from the Fauquier Community Theatre and Storypainters, Inc. on a long term basis.  The site includes a one-story (5,096 square foot building) with associated regular and handicap parking.  The motel includes fourteen (14) efficiency style rooms for overnight guest use; staff consists of a live-in innkeeper and a part-time housekeeper.  On a typical day, the maximum number of people at the motel does not exceed thirty (30) people – twenty-eight (28) guests and two (2) staff.  The hours of operations are commensurate with that of a motel.  The motel is in a portion of Land Bay V, Lot 9, in the approved concept plan for Vint Hill.

The applicant has indicated the conditions under which they received their special exception approval five (5) years ago have not changed.  The Department has not received any complaints regarding their operation over that period of time.  As a result of their performance record, the applicant is requesting that consideration be given to renewing the Special Exception for a period longer than the previous five-year period.  As reflected in the recommendations section, staff has proposed deletion of the Special Exception Conditions to which they have already complied, as well as eliminating the renewal requirement.


Land Area, Location and Zoning:  

The property is located in Vint Hill, off of Sigler Road (private street), north of Rouges Road (Route 602).  A map of the property is shown below:


Neighboring Zoning/Land Use:

The property, as well as surrounding property, is zoned Planned Commercial Industrial District (PCID).


Action Requested of the Board of Supervisors:
Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Planning Commission Recommendation:

On May 31, 2007, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of this application, subject to the conditions included in the attached resolution for Board of Supervisors’ consideration.


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

Department of Community Development
Department of Economic Development
Commissioner of Revenue


1.      Statement of Justification

2.      Plat


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