ORDINANCE

A ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 15-300 TO ELIMINATE THE DEFINITION OF HOME OCCUPATIONS

            WHEREAS, on March 29, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission initiated this text amendment; and

WHEREAS, on April 26, 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 following amendment to Section 15-300 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 15-300 be, and is hereby, amended by the deletion of the definition of Home Occupations as follows:  

SECTION 15-300

HOME OCCUPATIONS:  Use of a dwelling unit for gainful employment which: (a) is clearly incidental and subordinate to the use of the dwelling unit; (b) is carried on solely within the main dwelling or an approved accessory building, does not exceed 250 square feet and does not alter or change the exterior character or appearance of the dwelling; (c) is located in a residential or rural zoning district; and (d) is created and operated by the resident of the dwelling.

 

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